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, Sports, Local

El Tiante

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