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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COPLEY SQUARE — More than 125 guests gathered on Monday night at the Boston Public Library to celebrate the release of Ben Bradlee Jr.’s latest book “The Forgotten.” The book, which is published by Little Brown and hit stores today, looks at Luzerne County, Pa., and the 2016 election. Joining Bradlee for the celebration were several of his former Boston Globe colleagues including Stephen Kurkjian, Frank Phillips, Renée Loth, Ande Zellman, Joe Kahn, Alex Beam,…

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SOUTH BOSTON — A full house, that included former Senate President William Bulger and South Boston resident Mary Joyce, attended a talk by Brian Wallace, Glenn Frank and former Mayor Ray Flynn about the book, “From Broken Glass.” All three contributed to the book by Steve Ross with his son, Mike, a former Boston City Councilor. The memoir by Steve Ross, a Holocaust survivor, who worked for nearly 40 years as a psychologist in the…

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THEATER DISTRICT — Michael Patrick Murphy celebrated the release of his novel “Neighborhood Lines” at a party on the rooftop of the Revere Hotel in Boston. Murphy is a business owner who wrote the first draft of his novel while in college and he mines his family’s Boston roots to flush out this novel that is set in the city. All photos by Bill Brett

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SOUTH END — It was a packed house at Bar Mezzana on Harrison Avenue in the Ink Block the other night to celebrate the release of Sports Illustrated writer Ian Thomsen’s latest book, “The Soul of Basketball: The Epic Showdown Between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk That Saved the NBA.” The book, from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, is now in stores. Thomsen, who Bill Brett worked with at the Boston Globe several years ago, caught up…

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