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Boston History Writer to Speak at Tewksbury Public Library
It’s a common belief that our Puritan forefathers were an austere and prudish population, though in fact, many of them began their day with a frothy mug of flip or a large tankard of ale.
Boston history writer and journalist Stephanie Schorow dispels this and other misconceptions about Boston’s long and storied relationship with alcohol and barrooms in her new book Drinking Boston: A History of the City and Its Spirits, which she will discuss at Tewksbury Public Library on Tuesday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m. The event is free and open to the public and attendees are asked to register through the library’s website ahead of time.
Drinking Boston introduces readers to the cast of characters who championed or vilified drinking and the places where they imbibed—legally and otherwise. And her book is representative of Boston’s intoxicating and complex story: its spirit of invention, its hardscrabble politics, its mythology, and the city’s never-ending battle between personal freedom and civic reform—all told through the lens of the bottom of a cocktail glass. Bringing us to present day, this literary pub-crawl visits some of Boston’s most beloved and enduring neighborhood barrooms, ending with an examination of Boston’s very own recipe for the current cocktail renaissance sweeping the nation. Join Schorow at the Tewksbury Public Library to learn more.
Schorow is the author of six books on Boston history, including Boston on Fire: A History of Fires and Firefighting in Boston, The Cocoanut Grove Fire, The Crime of the Century: How the Brinks Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston, among others. A seasoned reporter, she has worked for the Boston Herald and the Associated Press.
For more information on this event, please contact Caitlin Cullerot, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org
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