An utterly captivating small book that takes the reader right into the heart of Boston, with its claim to being cradle of our nation. There are landmarks of history, homes of people famous in literature, in politics, in our social development. There is the heart and the soul of Boston in text and pictures- as well as the intellect. Urbane and delightful and informative text- the perfect guide to Boston. One regrets the inadequacy of the index, which might have made it a better handbook.