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Boston Harbor served as a colonial gateway to the world, witnessed the Boston Tea Party, and helped the community transform itself from an outpost of a few hardy settlers into a bustling metropolis and self-proclaimed hub of the universe. Yet for hundreds of years Boston Harbor was also a cesspool. Long before Bostonians dumped tea into the harbor to protest English taxes, ...more
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Published April 2nd 2008 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published June 1st 2004)
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I love history, nature, and telling dramatic, sometimes wondrous, and often tragic stories of how people treat themselves, each other, and the environment. My goal is to entertain and inform, and leave people glad that they took the time to read one of my books.

My most recent book, When America First Met China: An Exotic History of Tea, Drugs, and Money in the Age of Sail (Liveright (a division
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