BOOK REVIEW: View Boise through the eyes of those who love it

pbrewer@idahostatesman.comJuly 7, 2013 

  • 'BOISE @ ONE FIVE ZERO: ESSAYS AND POEMS FROM THE CITY OF TREES' by various authors; the Donning Co. Publishers ($15)

"Boise @ One Five Zero" is a collection of essays and poems by Boise residents and authors showcasing observations of the city and surrounding areas to celebrate 150 years of history.

My take: Mayor Dave Bieter opens the book with his thoughts about growing up in Boise and what the city means to him.

The preface talks about how diverse and complex the people are who created this wonderful place, and as you read through the essays, you get to know Boise through the eyes of those who have lived here and experienced the essence of the city.

Some exceptional writers have contributed to this collection, including several City Council members and the Statesman's own Anna Webb.

The essays include the history of several Downtown buildings, glimpses of growing up in certain neighborhoods around Boise and even current issues such as preserving the Foothills.

My rating: This is a wonderful book to celebrate our history.

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