Best of Boston


2001 BEST Book, Marketing Strategy

(tie) Dave D’Alessandro and Sumner Redstone

John Hancock CEO Dave D’Alessandro had the company help promote his book, Brand Warfare: 10 Rules for Building the Killer Brand. Meanwhile, Newton’s Sumner Redstone’s book, A Passion to Win, was published by the Simon & Schuster division of his… read more»

1999 BEST Book

The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon

Talk about the Curse. Shortly after the book came out this spring, Gordon had his record consecutive-save streak snapped, then blew out his arm. As for King he got hit by a van on the road near his Maine home. read more»

1989 BEST Book, New

Vanished, by Mary McGarry Morris

This hard and heartbreaking story of the itinerant life of a simpleminded man, a sexually abused woman, and a child they have kidnapped was written in near secrecy by Morris, a 46-year-old housewife in Andover. read more»

1988 BEST Book, Sports

48 Minutes, by Bob Ryan and Terry Pluto

An insiders’ look at the National Basketball Association. read more»

1987 BEST Book, Sports

One Strike Away by Dan Shaughnessy

The Globe‘s baseball writer gets inside the 1986 season effectively. read more»

1980 BEST Book

A Book for Boston

The city’s finest writers pay homage. read more»

1978 BEST Book, About Boston

The Philadelphia Story

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1977 BEST Book, About Boston

The Boston Money Tree

The Boston Money Tree, by Russell Adams. How the founding families made their fortunes and what they did with them: well-researched and fascinating. Thomas Cromwell, $11.95, March. read more»

1976 BEST Book, Publisher

David Godine Press


In a world of quickie books and runaway cost-cutting, Godine remains one of the few houses with a commitment to uncompromised quality. read more»

1976 BEST Book, Sports, Local

El Tiante

A probing and well-written portrait which humanizes the Red Sox myth. read more»