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Former Congressman Dick Zimmer
This is a book New Jersey has long needed. It opens our eyes to the rich Revolutionary War legacy that surrounds us.
New Jersey's role in the Revolutionary War is widely overlooked. Every school kid learns about the Boston Tea Party but not the Greenwich tea burning and about the miserable winter at Valley Forge but not the two winter encampments at Jockey Hollow. To find history in New Jersey, all you need is Mark Di Ionno as your guide. His ...
New Jersey's role in the Revolutionary War is widely overlooked. Every school kid learns about the Boston Tea Party but not the Greenwich tea burning and about the miserable winter at Valley Forge but not the two winter encampments at Jockey Hollow. To find history in New Jersey, all you need is Mark Di Ionno as your guide. His easy-to-read volume helps residents and visitors explore the towns and the countryside from Bergen County to Cape May to find out exactly what happened throughout the state during the Revolutionary War.
While previous publications center on the highlights -- the fall of Fort Lee and Washington's retreat across the state, the crossing of the Delaware, the brutal winter encampments at Jockey Hollow, and the battle of Monmouth -- Di Ionno fills in the blanks. Battlefields, churches, homes of the famous and infamous, cemeteries, parks, taverns, creeks, museums, lighthouses, historical societies, walking trails, monuments -- if it played a part in or commemorates the Revolutionary War in New Jersey, Di Ionno tells you what happened there, the personalities involved, and how to find it for yourself.
|Essex and Hudson Counties||36|
|Lower Delaware Region (Camden, Cumberland, Gloucester, and Salem Counties)||50|
|The Shore Counties (Monmouth, Atlantic, Ocean, and Cape May)||124|
|Upper Delaware Region (Hunterdon, Sussex, and Warren Counties)||190|
Posted January 18, 2008
This is a wonderfully concise and artfully written compendium of what truly makes New Jersey a treasure trove for students of the American Revolution. Like me, the author has no qualms about lamenting the pitiful ignorance and incomprehensible apathy of New Jersey's own educators and politicians with regard to the crucial role New Jersey played in the most important event since the rise of the Roman Empire...the American Revolution and the founding of the United States of America. Mark Di Ionno's invaluable book goes a long way to guiding anyone so-inclined to discover the history under their very feet. Bravo Mark!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.