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"None of this is orderly, store-bought legend or folklore. This is the way people talk, sought out and recorded by one who loves both the people and the talk."--The New York Times

Long regarded as folklife classics, Henry Charlton Beck's books are vivid recreations of the back roads, small towns, and legends that give New Jersey its special character.

Father Henry Charlton Beck, who lived in New Jersey nearly all his life, was the author of numerous books on New Jersey folklife,...

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Overview

"None of this is orderly, store-bought legend or folklore. This is the way people talk, sought out and recorded by one who loves both the people and the talk."--The New York Times

Long regarded as folklife classics, Henry Charlton Beck's books are vivid recreations of the back roads, small towns, and legends that give New Jersey its special character.

Father Henry Charlton Beck, who lived in New Jersey nearly all his life, was the author of numerous books on New Jersey folklife, state editor of the Camden Courier-Post, and writer for the Newark Star-Ledger. He is considered New Jersey's first folklorist and his painstaking work has left us with a rich collection of tales.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813510187
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 12/1/1983
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,269,146
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures and Tables
Preface
1. Top of the Charts
2. Our Microbial World
3. Food, Glorious Food
4. Food, Cancer, Heart Disease
5. Troubled Air
6. Clean Energy: Power from Atoms
7. Hazardous Waste, Hazardous Thinking
8. The Sleeping Giant
Notes
Index
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