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There's more to New Jersey than the Sopranos

Author: Marc Mappen
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2009.
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In this lively romp through history from the primitive past to the present day, MarcMappen's message resonatesùThere's More to New Jersey than the Sopranos. Real tales, wise tales, tall tales abound throughout the pages of Mappen's collection, filled with zest, humor, scandal, and occasionally tragedy. Providing a lens into American history through lively prose and more than twenty-five illustrations, this book is  Read more...
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History
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Mappen, Marc.
There's more to New Jersey than the Sopranos.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048066
(OCoLC)269282232
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Mappen
ISBN: 9780813548449 0813548446 0813545862 9780813545868
OCLC Number: 593315792
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: How we got to where we are --
When prehistoric elephants roamed New Jersey --
New Jersey was paradise --
Move over, Betsy Ross --
Good golly, Miss Molly --
The Caldwell murder case --
"The cow chace" --
Classical gas --
The congressman's cold --
The first flight --
John Adams's ass --
Man eats tomato and lives! --
Explosion on the USS Princeton --
Two New Jersey soldiers in Confederate prisons --
General Grant skips the theater --
The Jersey general and the secret of Custer's last stand --
Poor Mary Smith --
Mrs. Stanton steps out in Tenafly --
It's about time --
Leprosy in the laundry --
Stephen Crane gets into trouble --
The ghostly sphynx of Metedeconk --
Annie Oakley lived in Nutley, New Jersey --
Scandal at the girl's reform school --
Alice goes for a drive --
Billy Sunday came to Trenton on Monday --
Ezra Pound insults Newark --
Cher ami --
The poet, the athlete, and the war to end all wars --
The applejack campaign --
Swan song for Shoeless Joe --
The tragic fall of the Mexican Lindberg --
On the boardwalk with Al Capone --
The Morro Castle mystery --
The rise and fall of a great detective --
Mommy was a commie --
The Martian invasion --
When New Jersey was a Nazi target --
Teleporting penguin lands in New Jersey --
The serpent in the garden state: a brief history of corruption --
Postscript: how to write an encyclopedia of New Jersey in nine easy years --
Suggestions for further reading.
Responsibility: Marc Mappen.

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Annie Oakley, Ulysses S Grant, Benedict Arnold, Ezra Pound, and Shoeless Joe Jackson - these luminaries share a common bond with New Jersey that witnessed events including prehistoric elephants  Read more...

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