Reviews - What do customers think about Boston, All One Family?
A dull, dreary book Dec 10, 2005
The book is only interesting if you are an avid fan of the Boston Globe, as the subjects are almost exclusively the pols, "community activists," and entertainers idolized by the Globe over the past three decades. Seriously, how could a figure as prominent as Boston Herald columnist/Boston Magazine writer/PM Drive talk host Howie Carr not be included as a influential Bostonian? It couldn't have something to do with the fact that he is a staunch critic of former State Senate President Bill Bulger, a friend of the photographer's brother...could it?
A kaleidoscope of the people of Boston Dec 6, 2005
Bill Brett's book captures black and white photos of the city's best and brightest people over the course of the last century. This book is a glimpse into the heart of this city and the people who have their fingers on the pulse of it. A must have for every Boston coffee table.
A must have for every Bostonian Dec 5, 2005
If you love the city of Boston like Bill Brett than you'll love this book. The black and white photos are timeless captions of the people who make this town unique and vibrant. Life long townies or displaced natives would be captivated by this transparent look at their hometown.
Contemporary Boston history preserved with distinction Oct 6, 2005
The problem with photography of important figures is that the majority of the attempts either end up as images of people looking like static statues or, at the other extreme, Weegee rendered caricatures.
This effort is first rate because Brett achieves the sought after goal of natural and real-to-life photographs that capture the movers and shakers of business, government and sports during the last two decades.
A must book for anyone interested in the history of Boston!!