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"Dorchester: A Compendium" Book Signing and Lecture, with Anthony Sammarco

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"Dorchester: A Compendium" Book Signing and Lecture, with Anthony Sammarco

Time: May 19, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Location: Healey Library, University of Massachusetts Boston
Street: 100 Morrissey Boulevard
City/Town: Dorchester, MA
Website or Map:…
Phone: 617-287-5944
Event Type: book release, lecture
Organized By: Andrew Elder
Latest Activity: May 17, 2011

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A few miles south of Boston, along the Neponset River, the small town of Dorchester grew from an industrial center into a thriving and inclusive neighborhood...

Learn about the history of Dorchester and its growth and change as a community! A lecture and book signing for the new book by Anthony M. Sammarco, Dorchester: A Compendium, will be held on Thursday, May 19th at 5:30 p.m. at the Healey Library, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Dorchester, MA.

Books will be available at $20.00 per copy.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, or to RSVP to this event, call (617) 287-5944 or email

Anthony M. Sammarco is a noted historian and author of sixty books on the history and development of Boston, and he lectures widely on the history and development of his native city. He commenced writing in 1995, and his books Dorchester and The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History have made the bestsellers list. Boston’s Back Bay in the Victorian Era, Dorchester: Volume II, Dorchester Then & Now, Boston’s North End (and Il North End di Boston in Italian) and the Great Boston Fire of 1872, are among his perennially popular books.

He lives in Boston and in Osterville on Cape Cod.

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