HINGHAM — More than 350 people packed the auditorium at Hingham High School to hear bestselling author and historian David McCullough for a night that kicked off his tour to support his latest book, “The Pioneers.” The event was held to benefit the Hingham Historical Society. “The Pioneers” is the fourteenth book by the two-time Pulitzer Prize winning author, whose previous subjects have included the Wright brothers, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Johnstown Flood. For…

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WINCHESTER — Local real estate magnate and philanthropist Bill Cummings has written an autobiography and was at Winchester’s Book Ends on March 10 for his first event to talk about the book. “Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur’s Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist” chronicles his life from his humble beginnings in Medford to his membership in the Giving Pledge, an international organization founded by Melinda and Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for the world’s…

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BOSTON — Publishers Lunch reported recently that Christopher Castellani, artistic director at the Boston-based GrubStreet and a Guggenheim fellow, landed a book deal with Viking. Castellani’s “Leading Men,” a book about “the tempestuous 14-year relationship between Tennessee Williams and his lover Frank Merlo, and their transformative friendship with an aspiring young Swedish actress, whom they first meet in 1953 in Italy at one of Truman Capote’s notorious parties,” was acquired by Paul Slovak at Viking, according to…

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