books about: massachusetts
The New Economics for Industry, Government, Education
W. Edwards Deming
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Center for Advanced Engineering..., 1993
The New Economics: For Industry, Government, Education (Paperback)
I want to encourage people who work in management department or any department that link with management to read this book. Dr Deming gave us good explanation of why hard work and old management system will not survive in this new era. His believed in equality or socialism is the best way to excel while merit system and competition will destroy a company might surprise you, but his explanation ...
Easter Rising: An Irish American Coming Up from Under
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"eat up now,God only knows when you'll eat again. Sure,it's a long road ahead."
What's an old guy,72,reading a book abot an bunch of young people growing up in Southie,South Boston,in the 70's and 80's;in an area wracked with drugs,violence and with little else of interest than rock music? I remember the days when School Busing as a form of Intregation was creating great upheaval in America and much of the news about difficulties seemed to come our of South Boston. I had ...
Another Place at the Table
a must read
As a foster mother I find that sometimes I ask myself "can I really do this another day?" The daily heartache and difficulties you must face alongside your foster children are often so overwhelming you feel like you can't breathe. Kathy's books inspire me. I get this attitude of "If she can do it then so can I!" This book in particular gave me hope when we were trying to raise two very difficult ...
The Last Best League: One Summer, One Season, One Dream
Baseball at its purest
Simply a fantastic book. Well-researched, intriguing, personal, etc. Shows why baseball is unique as compared to all other sports. There are so many nuances always to explore. The Central Illinois League, another amateur summer league, is a good example of a smaller version of the Cape Cod League as well. Either way, this book was an easy read on a long plane ride. No other sport could have ...
HarperCollins e-books, 2007
Great as an adult, too
I LOVED this book a a pre-teen (read it numerous times) and when I saw that it was back in print I just had to get another copy of it for my daughter (who is too young right now to read it but I hope to share it with her in a few years). Since I ordered it, I HAD to read it again and it is just as good, spooky and gripping as I remembered. A wonderful trip down memory lane for me and a great ...
My Favorite Book
I got this book on a trip to the East Coast when I was ten years old and fell in love. It was my favorite book during all of my early teen years; and though I haven't read it in years, I think it will always hold the place in my heart as my favorite book.
The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard's Most Daring Sea Rescue
The Finest Hours
Mr. Sherman came and spoke to our group. He did an excellent job on the book. He brought the heros to life in saving others.
Whispers from the Past (Charmed)
Another great Charmed book
Fantastic addition to the Charmed series :) Not as good as 'Soul of the Bride' but up there with the best of the books. I always love a good time-travel story if it's: 1) Well-Written, 2) Believeable. This book gets it on both counts. The evil piper/prue angle was kinda amusing *ducks* The new powers they got were awesome too (though Piper's was kind of an extension on her stopping tme ...
The Outermost House, A Year of LIfe on the Great Beach of Cape Cod: Library Edition
"The creative pageant"
Henry Beston wanted to find his voice as a writer. He had served as an ambulance driver in France during WWI and since then had earned a living on children's fairy tales and magazine articles. He fell under the spell of Outer Cape Cod while writing about the coast guardsmen stationed at Eastham, and in 1925 had a small cottage built in the dunes between ocean and marsh. There he spent much of the ...
Don't Mean Nothing: Short Stories of Vietnam
University of Massachusetts Press
One of my favorite Army Nurses
Sue O'Neill along with Mary Reynolds Powell (A World Of Hurt) and Sharon Grant Wildwind (Dreams That Blister Sleep) is one of a rare breed of women who not only flew 10,000 miles into a war zone to support an Army whose average age was 19 (in WW II it was 26), she also had the strength and the vision to write about her experiences. Don't Mean Nothing is an essential Nam book, along with the ...
Little, Brown Book Group
the book that started my addiction...
All that I can say is that Sean Flynn wrote this book about a horrific true event in such a way that I feel as if I lost my friends in the blaze. I can only imagine how the true friends of these 6 men felt and continue to feel each time they see a family member of one of their perished brothers. I'm not a crying man, but I cried at some points in this story b/c they hit so close to home for one, ...
Wither's Legacy: A Wendy Ward Novel
A blockbuster of a novel
After destroying Elizabeth Wither for a second time, supernaturally gifted teenager Wendy Ward finally believed this would be the last she would see of the ex-coven leader. She was right. But although she may have destroyed Wither physically, her legacy still continues in a bitter curse she placed upon Wendy in her final dying moments. A curse that has awoken a carnivorous yellowed eyed, seven ...
Bread and Roses: Mills, Migrants, and the Struggle for the American Dream
Fascinating story and very indicative of the times. Bruce Watson effectively paints a clear portrait of the Lawrence 1912 strike in engaging narrative. Even for those who aren't labor history buffs, the way Watson unfolds the details makes the reader want to continue reading to find out "what happened next?"
The Orchard: A Memoir
Adele Crockett Robertson
Dial Press Trade Paperback
I am Gloucester girl now living in Ohio. I just reread The Orchard for the second time in 10 years. It's a wonderful book--really puts our recession into perspective, although all things are relative. A tribute to what women do, and can do, in tough times. Oddly, I had been wondering about a book I once saw and regretted not buying, in Bruni Brothers market in Ipswich-- it was by a local ...
Surrender Bay (Nantucket Love Story Series #1)
Bargain Price for Nantucket AND Romance
A MALE VIEW: THE GUY, Landon, in this book is the true protagonist from a man's point of view. The gal, Sam, short for Samantha, is supposed to be, and does lead the way in setting up the plot and making it all happen. She's single, with an 11 year old girl, Caden, and cleans for a living in Boston. Her step-dad, from a dysfunctional family, booted her out years ago, long after her mother ...
Down at the Docks
America, pure and simple.
I'm not a writer, not a critic, not some long-winded master of words. I think this book is about America-- well, where it was and what has happened. Not in a "gee, it was better back then" way. But more like, hey, that's life. And the author uses the old New England city of New Bedford as the center of the world. The people/characters sure are unique. Destined to be hard, nuts, broken, ...
The Big One: An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish
Big Fan of The Big One
I just finished David Kinney's big blue book THE BIG ONE. I will admit I first picked it up because of its seemingly pornographic title, but the expert tale telling kept me reading even after I realized it is about fishing. I was captivated by the world Kinney lifted the curtain on, one I didn't even know existed. Secrets, intrigue, cheating, lying - who knew fishing could be so, well, ...
Final Confession: The Unsolved Crimes of Phil Cresta
Brian P. Wallace
Northeastern University Press
Great book A must read
Hello my name is Buddy Locatelli. I live in Fla. And i have the pleasure of riding in a taxi to south beach and the driver was a retired Boston police officer by the name of Billy Crowley. We had a conversation and on the way i asked him why he moved to Fla. He told me that he co-authored a book with a writer by the name of Brian Wallace of S.Boston about a Boston gangster named phil cresta, and ...
Warner Books, Inc.
Can't describe how much I love this book
This book is, without a doubt, one of the best books I have ever read. The characters aren't loveable, but they are so human and real that it pulls you right into the story. The plot never gets dull, as it keeps changing time periods with different points. Even though I just recently finished it, I feel as though I could pick it up right now and read it again. It is relatively long, but ...
Hot Shots and Heavy Hits: Tales of an Undercover Drug Agent
Paul E. Doyle
Great book, so realistic!
So far, this book is such an easy read. I really enjoy the author's honesty and his ability to put the reader into the story, right on the streets of Boston. I would absolutely recommend this book.
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