A remarkable and beautiful book outlining the origins of the famed and admired Charles River.—Dennis Lythgoe, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah—
a superb book.
—The Boston Sunday Globe Magazine
…[a] fascinating fact-packed and photo-filled book.
Haglund has fascinating stories to tell…serious students of urban development will be engrossed.
Inventing the Charles River is a fascinating account of how a great urban area acquired its current shape.
, New Urban News
Inventing the Charles River makes it hard to think about the Charles in the same way again.
, Architecture Boston
…lavishly illustrated with maps, etchings, lithographs, drawings, paintings, and photographs…
…[Tells] a sweeping, detailed story of the directed evolution that produced the Charles that Bostonians and tourists cherish today.
The book swells with Haglund’s excellent research and hundreds of illuminating maps, photographs, and plans.
—Michael B. Shavelson
, Boston Globe