“James Redfearn captures the smells, sounds, pace, and grit of 1919 Boston in a most powerful way, but most compelling of all are his people. Cops and bad guys, immigrants and anarchists, drunks and politicians, squeaky clean heroes and sleazy rogues — they all come alive in The Rising at Roxbury Crossing. Read this book if you love history, love Boston, or just simply love a rollicking good story.”
Stephen Puleo, author,
Dark Tide: The Great Boston Molasses Flood of 1919;
The Boston Italians; and A City So Grand: The Rise of an American Metropolis, Boston: 1850-1900
Images of Roxbury Crossing, Courtesy of Historic New England.