In early 2015, it seemed as though Boston was the forerunner to host the 2024 Olympics. But by July, it was agreed to end Boston’s bid. What happened? Join CHRIS DEMPSEY at Brookline Booksmith for a discussion of his new book- No Boston Olympics. It tells the local, inside story of the people who derailed attempts by boosters and local politicians to bring the Olympics to the city of Boston. The authors tell Boston’s story, while providing a blueprint for citizens who seek to challenge costly, wasteful, disruptive, and risky Olympic bids in their own cities.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.