Atlantic City: One Hundred Twenty-Five Years of Ocean Madness

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ATLANTIC CITY features the High-Diving Horse, Mr. Peanut, Lucy the Elephant, and generations of Americans running amok under (and over) the Boardwalk.
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Overview

ATLANTIC CITY features the High-Diving Horse, Mr. Peanut, Lucy the Elephant, and generations of Americans running amok under (and over) the Boardwalk.
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Library Journal
"Those who read the brief, light-hearted text of this book will do so for entertainment, not for information," said LJ's reviewer LJ 7/79. Levi and Eisenberg chronicle the oddities that characterized Atlantic City before gambling laid the beauty contests, diving horses, boxing midgets, etc., permanently to rest.
Booknews
The first edition was published in 1979 Clarkson N. Potter. Chronicles the fun place by the sea in words and photos. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898156133
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1994
  • Edition description: 2nd ed
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,404,008
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2006

    Down The Shore

    I purchased this book originally in 1981 IN ATLANTIC CITY while on vacation. I have read it every year just before summer begins 'to get in the mood' It's got suntan oil stains, dog eared pages and have passed it around to umpteen people that remember A.C.and the way it 'used to be'. I went there as a child in the 60's and now go to gamble. Going 'down the shore', a term people in around New Jersey, Philadelphia and it's suburbs use to describe seashore resorts, was a trip to Utopia, my version of Ft. Lauderdale Spring break. Dancing on Steel Pier in the ballroom at a dance hosted by Dick Clark, walking over yards and yards of hot sand to the the salty water. The people, thousands on the Boardwalk, the diving horse, the salt water taffy..it was heaven for a kid from a Philly suburb. It's old and it's new and I still love it. The book is loaded with great pictures, and just enough text to make it a fun little history book. It's well worth it. I just might have to buy a newer copy!

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