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Atlantic City (Images of America Series)
     

Atlantic City (Images of America Series)

by John T. Cunningham, Kenneth D. Cole, Kenneth Cole (Joint Author), Kenneth D. Cole
 

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Few American resort cities rival the romantic slpendor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since 1854, this island has evoked dreams and memories of days lived amid white sand beaches, a vibrant boardwalk, exciting amusement piers, and grand hotels. For decades it was a place where teenagers fell in love, returned for honeymoons, and later brought families. Atlantic

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Few American resort cities rival the romantic slpendor of Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since 1854, this island has evoked dreams and memories of days lived amid white sand beaches, a vibrant boardwalk, exciting amusement piers, and grand hotels. For decades it was a place where teenagers fell in love, returned for honeymoons, and later brought families. Atlantic Cities is a nostalgic return to the pre-casino days that now seem relatively innocent. The founders believed that the city would become a grand health resort, featuring healthful sea breezes and balmy days. Nearly deserted when the first train loaded with day-trippers arrived on July 1, 1854, Atlantic City, by 1900, was known throughout much of the world as "The Queen of American Resorts." With huge hotels lining the Boardwalk and unique amusement piers jutting into the ocean, the city thrived on what one promoter called "ocean, emotion, and constant promotion." Those were the days when bathers frolicked on the beach in drab clothing, when the Boardwalk was alive with throngs of happy visitors, and Miss America actually strolled the Boardwalk amid the crowds. Images like those, and of course of the annual Easter Parade, one of the East Coast's premier social events, are among the nearly two hundred photographs carefully selected for this long-awaited book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738504261
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
883,378
Product dimensions:
6.58(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author


Noted New Jersey historian John t. Cunningham is the author of 39 books and 17 documentary films, including his Emmy-winning 1985 doucmentary Dreams of Distant Shores. Cunningham's co-author is Kenneth D. Cole, a researcher, editor, and writer on the staff of Drew University in Madison.

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