New Jersey Then and Now (Compact)

Overview

Picture this: wooden piers, grand hotels, and swimmers of all ages frolicking in the surf. That was Atlantic City?then. Through the years, the boardwalk has changed and taken hits from nature, but the casinos continue to draw millions of visitors each year. Now try to imagine the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City as it did in the 1930s. Or the vast miles of highway that make up the New Jersey Turnpike in the 1950s. Can?t picture it? With New Jersey Then and Now, time turns back right...

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Overview

Picture this: wooden piers, grand hotels, and swimmers of all ages frolicking in the surf. That was Atlantic City—then. Through the years, the boardwalk has changed and taken hits from nature, but the casinos continue to draw millions of visitors each year. Now try to imagine the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City as it did in the 1930s. Or the vast miles of highway that make up the New Jersey Turnpike in the 1950s. Can’t picture it? With New Jersey Then and Now, time turns back right before your eyes!

- This fascinating book shows how New Jersey has grown and changed over the years—from the sprawling campuses of Princeton and Rutgers Universities to the shores of Cape May.
- From Einstein’s home, to the spot where the Hindenburg tragically landed, to Ellis Island, New Jersey holds a wealth of history.

New Jersey Then and Now offers a complete look at the past and present of the Garden State in a handy, travel-friendly format!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607108986
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 10/15/2013
  • Series: Then & Now Thunder Bay Series
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 419,773
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Author David Veasey was raised in Chatham, Morris County, and has spent most of his adult life in New Jersey, now residing in Morris Plains. He has a long-time interest in the state’s history and its physical and human diversity, which is reflected in this book and two others he wrote, one on New Jersey lighthouses and life-saving stations, the other on Revolutionary War battles of Trenton and Princeton. Veasey has a BA from Drew University, Madison, NJ, and a Master’s Degree from New York University. He has worked as a writer in various settings from journalism, including articles about New Jersey for The New York Times, to Madison Avenue, to The United Nations, to financial writing for Moody’s Investors Service.

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