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EDITORS PICK - West Milford (NJ) (Images of America)

West Milford (NJ) (Images of America)- Samantha Vaughan - - Used Book in Good Condition West Milford has always been known for its natural beauty. Its approximately eighty square miles of mountains and lakes have delighted visitors for more than a century. In the mid-1800s, renowned Hudson River School painter Jasper F. Cropsey, who married local resident Maria Cooley, captured many West Milford landscapes in their autumnal splendor. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, many resorts opened in the township and railroads brought wealthy vacationers from New York City to enjoy the countryside. West Milford also has a rich industrial history; ironworks produced cannonballs, stoves, and other items for the Continental militia during the Revolutionary War, including links for iron chains strung across the Hudson River to block access by the British fleet. ÝÝIn West Milford, previously unpublished images of these places and events bring the past to light, providing insight into the townshipís rich and diverse history. Featured items include images of the 40-room stone mansion Cross Castle, the flight of the airmail rocket Gloria, Idylease Inn during its construction, and the historic town center. Postcards created of local landmarks during West Milfordís tourism heyday are included, as well as rare correspondence and letter cover images from the West Milford Museumís Jasper F. Cropsey collection. ÝÝ
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OUR PICK - New Jersey by Tanya Lloyd Kyi

New Jersey (America)- Tanya Lloyd Kyi - - Used Book in Good Condition From the Atlantic coast to the Appalachians, from Atlantic City casinos to Revolutionary War battlegrounds, New Jersey is full of contrasts, color, and history. Within the Garden State you can find picturesque coasts, quiet forest trails, and some surprising legacies of the past.
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New Jersey History

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State - - - Used Book in Good Condition

New Jersey: A History of the Garden State presents a fresh, comprehensive overview of New Jersey’s history from the prehistoric era to the present. The findings of archaeologists, political, social, and economic historians provide a new look at how the Garden State has evolved.

The state has a rich Native American heritage and complex colonial history. It played a pivotal role in the American Revolution, early industrialization, and technological developments in transportation, including turnpikes, canals, and railroads. The nineteenth century saw major debates over slavery. While no Civil War battles were fought in New Jersey, most residents supported it while questioning the policies of the federal government.

Next, the contributors turn to industry, urbanization, and the growth of shore communities. A destination for immigrants, New Jersey continued to be one of the most diverse states in the nation. Many of these changes created a host of social problems that reformers tried to minimize during the Progressive Era. Settlement houses were established, educational institutions grew, and utopian communities were founded. Most notably, women gained the right to vote in 1920. In the decades leading up to World War II, New Jersey benefited from back-to-work projects, but the rise of the local Ku Klux Klan and the German American Bund were sad episodes during this period.

The story then moves to the rise of suburbs, the concomitant decline of the state’s cities, growing population density, and changing patterns of wealth. Deep-seated racial inequities led to urban unrest as well as political change, including such landmark legislation as the Mount Laurel decision. Today, immigration continues to shape the state, as does the tension between the needs of the suburbs, cities, and modest amounts of remaining farmland.

Well-known personalities, such as Jonathan Edwards, George Washington, Woodrow Wilson, Dorothea Dix, Thomas Edison, Frank Hague, and Albert Einstein appear in the narrative. Contributors also mine new and existing sources to incorporate fully scholarship on women, minorities, and immigrants. All chapters are set in the context of the history of the United States as a whole, illustrating how New Jersey is often a bellwether for the nation..

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Hidden History of New Jersey -ARRAY(0x390d5b0) - Explore the lesser-known stories that make up New Jersey's compelling hidden history. Uncover the meaning of Jersey Blues," celebrate some of the state's bravest Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and investigate Jersey City's most infamous ghost. From the inferno that engulfed Asbury Park, to the benevolent side of Frank Hague, to the equestrienne who plunged forty feet into a pool of water on horseback in Atlantic City, rediscover these and many other events from New Jersey's storied past."

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The New Jersey Colony (True Books: American History (Paperback)) -Kevin Cunningham - A history of the large mid-Atlantic colony and its role in the American Revolution.

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Encyclopedia of New Jersey - - - Used Book in Good Condition
The Encyclopedia of New Jersey is the most extensive reference work ever published on the Garden State. The Encyclopedia contains nearly 3,000 original articles, along with 585 illustrations and 130 maps, collecting a wealth of information about the state in one volume. The Encyclopedia is filled with fascinating and interesting entries ranging from New Jersey's earliest history to the present. For example-Did you know that New Jersey was once divided into two parts-East Jersey and West Jersey? That streptomycin was first isolated at Rutgers University? Or that the first vote cast by an African American under the Fifteenth Amendment was in Perth Amboy? How about that New Jersey was the site of the first intercollegiate football game? These facts, and thousands more, can be found in the pages of the Encyclopedia of New Jersey. This volume will provide the answers to questions about New Jersey that you never even knew you had!

Whether you are merely perusing the pages or are researching a particular subject, the Encyclopedia of New Jersey is your definitive source for information on the Garden State, covering a broad range of subject areas, including:

* Architecture, decorative arts, painting, and sculpture 
* Biographies 
* Business and economics 
* Communications and media 
* Education 
* Ethnicity 
* Folklore, museums, and theater 
* Geography 
* History 
* Government, law, politics, and public policy 
* Literature 
* Medicine and health 
* Municipalities and counties 
* Recreation and sports 
* Religion 
* Science and technology 
* Transportation 
* and many more subjects

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The History of Newark, New Jersey -Joseph Atkinson - The purpose of the author, upon starting out, was to gather in a convenient and permanent form a full and reliable epitome of the history of Newark, from its settlement in May, 1666, to the year 1878; to show what it was as a tender infant, struggling to survive " the thousand natural shocks " that infancy is heir to; what it was as an active, supple-limbed youth in the time of the learned and saintly Burr, the parent-president of Princeton College, Newark's fame-crowned nursling of 1747— '55; what it was when its soil was hallowed by the footsteps of Washington and his illustrious compatriots, and enriched with the blood of many " native here and to the manner born," in the years clustering around 1776; what it was half a century ago, when its population numbered about a thirteenth of what it now is; what its record has been in " times that tried men's souls," and in the "piping times of peace"; what it has done during two hundred and twelve years for the cause of civil and religious liberty — the bed-rock foundation of American institutions; and, finally, to set forth most fully what Newark is now, in the year of grace, 1878. It is for the reader to judge how great or how little has been the success of the author in the direction described.

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Hidden History of Maritime New Jersey -Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz - An estimated three thousand shipwrecks lie off the coast of New Jersey―but these icy waters hold more mysteries than sunken hulls. Ancient arrowheads found on the shoreline of Sandy Hook reveal Native American settlement before the land was flooded by melting glaciers. In 1854, 240 passengers of the New Era clipper ship met their fate off Deal Beach. Nobody knows what happened to two hydrogen bombs the United States Air Force lost near Atlantic City in 1957. Lessons from such tragic wrecks and dangerous missteps urged the development of safer ships and the U.S. Coast Guard. Captain Stephen D. Nagiewicz uncovers curious tales of storms, heroism and oddities from New Jersey’s maritime past.

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New Jersey: A Military History (Westholme State Military History Series) -Joseph G. Bilby -
The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland’s struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title “Crossroads of the Revolution” in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state’s position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County’s Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the twentieth century.
New Jersey: A Military History by military historian Joseph G. Bilby tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey’s citizens and their significant and continuing role in America’s defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General “Scotch Willie” Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state’s last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II.
Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state, and further reading, New Jersey: A Military History is an important reference for those interested in the role of the Garden State in our nation’s wars. 
 

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Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State (Rivergate Regionals Collection) -ARRAY(0x3955d98) -
See New Jersey history as you read about it! Envisioning New Jersey brings together 650 spectacular images that illuminate the course of the state’s history, from prehistoric times to the present. Readers may think they know New Jersey’s history—the state’s increasing diversity, industrialization, and suburbanization—but the visual record presented here dramatically deepens and enriches that knowledge.
 
Maxine N. Lurie and Richard F. Veit, two leading authorities on New Jersey history, present a smorgasbord of informative pictures, ranging from paintings and photographs to documents and maps. Portraits of George Washington and Molly Pitcher from the Revolution, battle flags from the War of 1812 and the Civil War, women air raid wardens patrolling the streets of Newark during World War II, the Vietnam War Memorial—all show New Jerseyans fighting for liberty. There are also pictures of Thomas Mundy Peterson, the first African American to vote after passage of the Fifteenth Amendment; Paul Robeson marching for civil rights; university students protesting in the 1960s; and Martin Luther King speaking at Monmouth University. The authors highlight the ethnic and religious variety of New Jersey inhabitants with images that range from Native American arrowheads and fishing implements, to Dutch and German buildings, early African American churches and leaders, and modern Catholic and Hindu houses of worship. Here, too, are the great New Jersey innovators from Thomas Edison to the Bell Labs scientists who worked on transistors. 

Compiled by the authors of New Jersey: A History of the Garden State, this volume is intended as an illustrated companion to that earlier volume. Envisioning New Jersey also stands on its own because essays synthesizing each era accompany the illustrations. A fascinating gold mine of images from the state’s past, Envisioning New Jersey is the first illustrated book on the Garden State that covers its complete history, capturing the amazing transformation of New Jersey over time.

View sample pages (http://issuu.com/rutgersuniversitypress/docs/lurie_veit_envisioning_sample)




Thanks to the New Jersey Historical Commission, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and generous individual donors for making this project possible.

 

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Lost Amusement Parks of the North Jersey Shore (Images of America) -ARRAY(0x3960e18) - The Jersey Shore has always attracted people seeking relief from summer heat and humidity. Long before Europeans came here, the native Lenape clammed, fished, and played games on the beach and in the surf. These original people could scarcely have imagined that, by the end of the 19th century, the 120-mile-long coastline of New Jersey would be dotted with amusement parks featuring gentle kiddie car rides, terrifying roller coasters, merry-go-rounds, and fast-food emporiums. James Bradley in Asbury Park and William Sandlass Jr. in Highland Beach created mass entertainment for hundreds of thousands of people. Their seaside recreation centers, along with those in Long Branch, Bradley Beach, Pleasure Bay, and others, endured for years but are just fond and fading memories today.

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Military History of New Jersey -David Petriello - War came to Garden State soil early. The Dutch fought the Indians in Kieft's War, while the English fought the Spanish in the War of Jenkins' Ear and the French, Swedes and native nations in dozens of other conflicts. New Jersey played an integral role as the Crossroads of the American Revolution." The Battle of Trenton, the crossing of the Delaware and battles at Monmouth and Springfield helped the colonies break free from Britain. During both world wars, German submarines lurked along the coastline. Historian David Petriello presents a comprehensive military history of New Jersey, highlighting the state's major and lesser-known engagements and contributions to the defense of the nation."

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Biking in New Jersey

Road Biking™ New Jersey: A Guide to the State's Best Bike Rides (Road Biking Series) -Tom Hammell - - Used Book in Good Condition

Road Biking New Jersey is more than a set of thirty-five great bike rides. It’s a tour of all the beauty and diversity the Garden State has to offer. After addressing bike safety, handling, and maintenance, the book focuses on the rides, with clear directions and insider commentary. Presented in three sections―North, Central, and South―the rides cover a variety of distances, terrain, locations, and traffic conditions, from 12- to 25-mile rambles to a 227-mile epic from northern New Jersey to Cape May.

From the rural hills by High Point and the busy roads near the George Washington Bridge, to the beautiful Victorian houses on the shores of Cape May and the historic villages on the Delaware, Road Biking New Jersey comprises a whole host of sights to see and enjoy along the way.

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Ride Guide New Jersey Mountain Biking -Joshua M. Pierce - - RIDE GUIDE: NJ MTN BIKING This mountain biking guide to the Garden State includes both low-impact and hard-core trails; you will find twenty-six rides encompassing some of the most spectacular and varied terrain in the state. The guide includes level of difficulty, turn-by-turn cue sheets and maps, and descriptions of topography, trail conditions, and points of interest.

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24 Great Rail-Trails of New Jersey -Craig P. Della Penna - - Quick Reference Recreational Use Table tells you at a glance the activities for which each trail is best suited. Each trail description includes directions to the trail, endpoints, location, length, surface type, mile markers, and a map. Information for local bike shops and lodging is also included. - Includes fascinating stories of railroad history and information about the rails-to-trails movement. 1999, first edition, 209 pages. 9 x 6 x 0.5 in.. 24 Great Rail Trails of New Jersey is the essential outdoor guide to the best multi-use recreational trails in the Garden State. Each rail-trail has been converted from an abandoned railroad line as part of the nation-wide rails-to-rails movement, so these routes are historic as well as scenic. The accessibility and beauty of rail-trails can be enjoyed by a variety of outdoor enthusiasts, including bicyclists, hikers, equestrians, and the disabled. This guide contains all the information you need to experience the adventure of rail-trails: maps, specific directions, organizations, local contacts, B&Bs, resources for bike repair, plus fascinating stories of railroad history. You are invited to discover the delightful, educational, and healthy possibilities of the rail-trails.

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rails-trails Pa/nj/ny
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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Family-Friendly Biking in New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania -Diane Goodspeed - - Used Book in Good Condition
Do you love bike riding with your kids, but are tired of rides that take you in circles around the neighborhood block? Looking for something more exciting, yet still safe and manageable?

Through years of research and a lot of trial and error with her own two children, Diane Goodspeed gives us the first biking book for this region geared specifically toward families with young kids. Packed with photos and easy-to-follow maps, Goodspeed shows us where to find nearly twenty-five kid-friendly trails—trails that are not too steep or too long, do not encounter many roads, and provide ample access to food and restroom facilities.

You will find detailed information on popular New Jersey routes, including the Columbia Trail, Delaware & Raritan Canal Trail, Sussex Branch Trail, and Paulinskill Valley Trail, as well as undemanding rides through Duke Island Park, Hartshorne Woods, and Sandy Hook National Recreation Area. In eastern Pennsylvania, kids of all ages can peddle along the Lehigh Canal and the Delaware Canal and explore the many rambling paths of Tyler State Park.

These and many more rides are rated according to a child’s biking skills and each one is accompanied by detailed descriptions of the area. And because kids are always full of questions, Goodspeed includes a short history and interesting "did you know?" facts for each region. Tips on equipment options, bike safety, and the nearest bathrooms, playgrounds, and ice cream shops make this book the definitive source for kid-tested, parent-approved biking fun. It is an essential guide for planning the most enjoyable and rewarding family bike excursions.

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Mountain Biking in New Jersey: 37 Off-Road Rides in the Garden State (Quick reference guide) -Christopher MacKinnon - - Used Book in Good Condition The ultimate guide to mountain biking in a small state with a surprising number of great off-road cycling destinations. This book presents 37 of the best of these rides, from the nearly level rail trail beside the Delaware River to the challenging singletrack of the Round Valley Recreation Area. Each ride is accompanied by descriptive text and a detailed map containing all the information cyclists need to enjoy the ride. The map pages can be removed from the book and slipped into a standard bicycling map holder.

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Mountain Biking in New Jersey, 3rd Edition: 50 Off-Road Rides -Christopher Mac Kinnon - - Used Book in Good Condition This third edition is chock full of up-to-date information on fifty off-road rides in the Garden State, including expanded South Jersey coverage.

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Biking through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail - -
The Great Allegheny Passage Trail is a world class biking, hiking, and recreational gateway that stretches nearly 150 miles from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Cumberland, Maryland, where it connects with the C&O Canal Towpath to reach Washington, DC. Showcasing all the natural beauty of the region, this former Indian path, trade route, military road, railway link, and portion of the original National Road is also a journey through American history.
 
The book’s engaging narrative is complemented by the nature photography of Paul g Wiegman and an extensive selection of historical illustrations, all of which reveal the stunning scenery and history of the biking trail. This book captures the essence of the trail as a journey through both time and space, one that evokes all of the heritage and beauty of a region that would grow to prosper and help forge a nation.

Formerly titled An Uncommon Passage: Traveling through History on the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, this is an updated paperback version with a revised introduction and new material that includes the completed trail area in the city of Pittsburgh.

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Best Bike Rides Long Island: The Greatest Recreational Rides in the Area (Best Bike Rides Series) -David Streever - - Falcon Guides Best Bike Rides Long Island describes 40 of the greatest recreational rides in the Long Island area. Road rides, rail rides, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5- to 35- mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures (though there are plenty of challenging rides in the mix as well). Best Bike Rides Long Island includes a map of each ride, a log of significant mile points, a text description of the ride, a start-finish point with nearby motor vehicle parking, the GPS coordinates of the start-finish point, and color photos of one of the rides features. Also included is information on local restaurants, lodging, maps, bicycle shops, other facilities for cyclists, and community resources.

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On a Country Road: 25 Bicycle Rides in Beautiful and Historic Southeastern Pennsylvania -ARRAY(0x3866290) - Have you ever wondered... • where to find America's largest indoor miniature village? • why Greg LeMond visited Orwigsburg? • where to find the "Good Earth" desk? • what kind of structure measures exactly ten feet to each of its eight sides? • where to buy teddy bears in Chester County? • why anyone would want to sleep in a milk house? • where to buy chocolate in Trumbauersville? These questions and many more are answered in the pages of this delightful book. But more importantly, this guide will direct readers to some of the nicest bicycle routes the authors have found in southeastern Pennsylvania. Many of the routes were chosen to reflect the authors' interest in the history of this unique corner of the Commonwealth. Still others were chosen simply for their natural beauty. Admittedly, a few of the rides appear to center on places to eat. But all of the rides offer an opportunity to leave the confines of the automobile and enjoy the magic of riding a bicycle. Barry and Lois Johnston have been enthusiastic bicyclists for most of their lives, and have ridden extensively in a number of states and provinces. Barry directed a major charity bike tour for several years, and works seasonally as a sales consultant in a bicycle shop. He has also taught a bicycling class in an adult education program. Both Johnstons have led many bike rides for local bicycle clubs and other organizations.

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New Jersey at War

The Guide to the American Revolutionary War in New Jersey: Battles, Raids and Skirmishes -Norman Desmarais - Norman Desmarais carefully lays out the geographic and strategic contexts of each struggle and develops the human dimensions with anecdotes and stories.
  • Conveniently organized by geographic location
  • Maps and photos help retrace each battle in detail
  • Websites noted for numerous historical organizations
  • Abundant references to visitor centers, museums, and actual battleground sites
 

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Index of the Official Register of the Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolutionary War, by William S. Stryker. Prepared by the New Jersey Histo -New Jersey Historical Records Survey Staff -

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Jersey Blue: Civil War Politics in New Jersey, 1854–1865 -William Gillette - - Used Book in Good Condition
This political history of New Jersey during the Civil War and the years immediately before and after invites us to rethink New Jersey's role and in particular its relationship to the border states. William Gillette argues that there is little evidence supporting the idea that New Jersey's residents were pro-southern before the war, or even antiwar during it, although attitudes toward the abolition of slavery were more ambivalent. The perspectives Gillette offers in Jersey Blue, from the recruiting ground, the battlefield, and the home front, cast new light on New Jersey's wartime activities, state identity, and our understanding of the interrelationships between New Jersey's national, regional, and state developments.

Gillette takes a broader view of the politics of the Civil War as he touches on the economy, geography, demography, immigration, nativism, conscription, and law. The result is a pioneering history of New Jersey that deepens our understanding of the Civil War.

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The Greatest Revolutionary War Battles: The New York-New Jersey Campaign -Charles River Editors - *Includes pictures *Includes accounts of the fighting around New York City *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents After the siege of Boston forced the British to evacuate that city in March 1776, Continental Army commander George Washington suspected that the British would move by sea to New York City, the next logical target in an attempt to end a colonial insurrection. He thus rushed his army south to defend the city. Washington guessed correctly, but it would be to no avail. Unlike Boston, New York City's terrain featured few defensible positions. The city lacked a high point from which to launch a siege, as the peninsula of Boston was fortunate to have. Moreover, Washington wasn't sure defending the city was necessary, hoping that an expedition launched toward Quebec like the one Benedict Arnold had led in late 1775 would keep the British away from New York anyway. However, Congress thought otherwise, and demanded that Washington defend New York. Washington thus did what he was told, and it nearly resulted in the army’s demise. In the summer of 1776, the British conducted the largest amphibious expedition in North America’s history at the time, landing over 20,000 troops on Long Island. British General William Howe, who had led the British at Bunker Hill and would later become commander in chief of the armies in North America, easily captured Staten Island, which Washington was incapable of defending without a proper navy. Washington’s army attempted to fight, but Washington was badly outmaneuvered, and his army was nearly cut off from escape. The withdrawal across New York City was enormously disorderly, with many of Washington's troops so scared that they deserted. Others were sick as a result of the dysentery and smallpox plaguing the Continental Army in New York. In what was arguably the worst defeat of the Revolution, Washington was ashamed, and he also felt betrayed, by both his troops and Congress. To escape from New York, Washington led a tactical retreat across the East River and off Long Island in the middle of the night without British knowledge. This retreat prevented the annihilation of the colonial army in New York, but with Washington being pushed west across New Jersey and into Pennsylvania, Congress was forced to flee Philadelphia. And with this string of crucial British successes in 1776, the Revolution was on the brink of failure. The Continental Army, now in Pennsylvania, had lost over 5,000 men during its retreat through New York and New Jersey and now had fewer than 5,000 able soldiers. That winter, one of the men in camp, Thomas Paine, would write The American Crisis, beginning with the famous words, “These are the times that try men’s souls.” However, Washington would famously cross the Delaware River on Christmas night to attack British forces at Trenton, and he was able to compel the British to suspend the winter campaign after fighting around Princeton. Nonetheless, in the early months of 1777, the colonists were in dire straits and the British were plotting a campaign in the coming months to put down the revolution once and for all. The Greatest Revolutionary War Battles: The New York-New Jersey Campaign comprehensively covers the events that led up to the campaign, the fighting itself, and the aftermath of the conflict. Along with maps and pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about the campaign like never before, in no time at all.

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The Sharpshooters: A History of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War -Edward G. Longacre - - POTOMAC

Recruited as sharpshooters and clothed in distinctive uniforms with green trim, the hand-picked regiment of the Ninth New Jersey Volunteer Infantry was renowned and admired far and wide. The only New Jersey regiment to reenlist for the duration of the Civil War at the close of its initial three-year term, the Ninth saw action in forty-two battles and engagements across three states. Throughout the South, the regiment broke up enemy camps and supply depots, burned bridges, and destroyed railroad tracks to thwart Confederate movements. Members of the Ninth also suffered disease and starvation as POWs at the notorious Andersonville prison camp in Georgia.


Recruited largely from socially conservative cities and villages in northern and central New Jersey, the Ninth Volunteer Infantry consisted of men with widely differing opinions about the Union and their enemy. Edward G. Longacre unearths these complicated political and social views, tracing the history of this esteemed regiment before, during, and after the war—from recruitment at Camp Olden to final operations in North Carolina.
 

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Kearny's Own -Bradley M. Gottfried - - Used Book in Good Condition

From the first battle at Bull Run to the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox four years later, only one federal infantry brigade experienced the entire Civil War as a cohesive unit. While most units were composed of regiments from different states that were disbanded after three years, the First New Jersey Brigade was the enduring exception.

Despite the group's remarkable coherency, it started as many military units did during the early stages of the war-a disorganized ragtag outfit that was poorly trained and ill-prepared for battle. This quickly changed, however, with the appointment of General Philip Kearny in the fall of 1861. Kearny transformed the troops, making them among the most disciplined and effective commands in the Army of the Potomac. A series of notable victories earned the soldiers an impressive reputation and, with it, thousands of others voluntarily came forward to enlist. Even when they suffered heavy losses, the New Jersey regiments fought exceptionally well and served key roles in dozens of battles, including the Peninsula, Seven Days, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Early's Valley, and the Petersburg Campaigns.

In Kearny's Own, Bradley M. Gottfried weaves together compelling accounts of battles fought with a wealth of letters and diaries to tell the story of this famous brigade from a uniquely personal perspective. The hopes, fears, and sorrows of the men come through vividly as accounts reveal how civilians were physically and emotionally transformed into soldiers. Primary sources also provide insight to what the war meant to the men who fought for the Union.

Fourteen maps illustrate the battles and marches, while detailed appendices include statistical breakdowns of losses and outline the fates of the men whose letters and diaries are used as sources. In this first book published on the subject, Gottfried not only provides a long-overdue history of the First New Jersey Brigade, he offers a human window into the turbulent and trying experiences of war.

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New Jersey and the Great War: 1914-1919 -Richard J. Connors Ph.D. - New Jersey and the Great War
by Richard J. Connors, Ph.D.

With this insightful analysis, Richard J. Connors Ph.D. commemorates the contribution of the State of New Jersey and its citizens on the centennial anniversary of World War I. Because of its coastal location and much-needed industry, New Jersey played a significant role both prior to and during America’s declared involvement. Historical detail brings to life pre-war America and the daily lives of those who would sacrifice so much. From immigration to industry and infrastructure, we see the factors that contributed to the war effort. Well before America’s formal entry to the war, supplies and volunteers to European forces shaped public perception and involvement and laid the groundwork. Once war was declared, the bulk of New Jersey’s National Guard units, draftees, and volunteers served in two US Army Divisions, the 29th and the 78th; their roles in particular are meticulously researched. New Jersey and the Great War offers a fresh look at the background and aftermath of a state uniquely poised in its preparation for world-wide war.

About the Author

Richard J. Connors, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus at Seton Hall University. He received his undergraduate degree at Seton Hall and his graduate degrees from Columbia University. His major publications are A Cycle of Power: The Local Political Career of Mayor Frank Hague; The Process of Constitutional Revision in New Jersey, 1940-1947; The Government of New Jersey (with William Dunham); and The New Jersey Constitution of 1776. He has contributed articles to The Encyclopedia of New Jersey, The Governors of New Jersey, The Dictionary of American Biography, and other venues. An Army veteran, Dr. Connors was an officer in the Corps of Engineers, serving with the Army of Occupation on Okinawa in 1947 and in Korea from 1951-1952. He currently resides in Neptune City, New Jersey.

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A Guide to New Jersey's Revolutionary War Trail: for Families and History Buffs -Mark Di Ionno - - Used Book in Good Condition

Hit the road with journalist Mark DiIonno as he takes you on a tour of New Jersey’s extraordinary Revolutionary War history. Listing more than 350 historic sites throughout the state, DiIonno has compiled the most complete guide ever to the Revolutionary War in the Garden State.

New Jersey’s role in the Revolutionary War is widely overlooked. Every school kid learns about the Boston Tea Party but not the Greenwich tea burning; and about the miserable winter at Valley Forge but not Jockey Hollow. Schools fund class trips to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall but not Princeton’s Nassau Hall. To find history in New Jersey, all you need is DiIonno’s book as your guide. His easy-to-read volume helps readers explore the cities and the countryside from Bergen to Cape May County to find out exactly what happened there during the Revolutionary War.

While previously published books center on the highlights — Fort Lee and Washington’s retreat across the state, victories at Trenton and Princeton, the brutal winter encampment at Jockey Hollow and the Battle of Monmouth —  DiIonno fills in the blanks. Battlefields, churches, homes of the famous and infamous, cemeteries, parks, taverns, liberty poles, bridges, creeks, hills, museums, encampment sites, lighthouses, historical societies, walking trails, monuments, plaques—if it played a part in or commemorates the Revolutionary War in New Jersey, DiIonno tells you what happened there, the personalities involved, and how to see it for yourself.

The sites are conveniently cataloged by county, with a helpful summary of the area’s war history beginning each chapter. Each entry lists the town and directions to each site, and where appropriate, a complete address, telephone numbers, and hours of operation. Both public and private sites are described, and DiIonno advises readers of which private sites tours can be arranged.

 

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Privateers of the Revolution: War on the New Jersey Coast, 1775-1783 -Donald Grady Shomette - A revelatory narrative of the 535 Pennsylvania and New Jersey privateers, privately owned ships of war some called pirates. Manned by nearly 18,000 men, these privateers influenced the fight for American independence. From the halls of Congress to the rough waterfronts of Delaware River and Bay to the remote privateering ports of the New Jersey coast and into the Atlantic, a stirring portrait emerges of seaborne raiders, battles, and derring-do, as well as incredible escapes from the great British prison ships “vulgarly called Hell,” where more than 11,000 men perished. A work 40 years in the making extracted from archives in both Europe and America, it is a tale unrivaled by any Hollywood fiction.

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Give It to Them, Jersey Blues!: A History of the 7th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers in the Civil War -John Hayward - Great Civil War Regimental History

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People of New Jersey

Boardwalk Playground: The Making, Unmaking, & Remaking of Atlantic City: How the people of a New Jersey resort built a seaside paradise, lost it, ... town, mostly lost it, and kept on dreaming -David G. Schwartz -
The Queen of the Coast. The World’s Playground. The Casino Capital of the East. They can only describe Atlantic City, New Jersey. Beloved, maligned, always-hustling since its 1854 founding, the seaside resort has seen it all: first class hotels, popular amusements on the world famous Boardwalk and its piers, Prohibition, gangsters, speakeasies, conventioneers, celebrities, urban pride, urban decay, a casino revival, a casino collapse—and it hasn’t given up yet.

Boardwalk Playground shares a hundred stories of Atlantic City’s high spots and low points of the past century and a half, with an emphasis on the hospitality business that evolved into casino gaming—and is evolving again. With sections on the city’s history, its classic hospitality, personalities, community institutions, and casino resorts, this book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know what gives Atlantic City its unexpected allure.

Begun as a monthly series in Casino Connection magazine, the stories in this book chart the rises and falls of Atlantic City through the years, featuring visionaries like Dr. Jonathan Pitney, who first imagined a seaside health resort on Absecon Island; political boss Nucky Johnson, who ran a wide-open town during Prohibition and reaped the benefits; Captain John Young, who built an amusement empire; Mayor Charles White, who called for the legalization of casino gambling in 1936; 500 Club owner Skinny D’Amato, who gave Frank Sinatra an Atlantic City home and first paired Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis; the Hamid family, who kept the “showplace of the nation” going strong; Governor Brendan Byrne, who called for the legalization of casinos to revive the city; and many others.

The classic hotels of Atlantic City are no more, but in these pages the Traymore, Ambassador, Shelburne, Marlborough-Blenheim, and Brighton live again. Some hotels are still operating, but often under different names; this book shares the stories behind the buildings that are now Resorts, the Claridge, and Bally’s Atlantic City.

Much of the fun in Atlantic City happened on the amusement and entertainment piers that extended into the ocean. Steel Pier, Million Dollar Pier, Steeplechase Pier, and Central Pier each have fascinating stories to tell, and each is featured in Boardwalk Playground.

Atlantic City always had a lot of little oddities that gave it a unique flavor. Salt water taffy. Rolling chairs on the Boardwalk. Miss America. Jitneys. In Boardwalk Playground, you will learn the story behind each of those, as well as local institutions like the Atlantic City Beach Patrol, Atlantic City High School, the Atlantic City Free Public Library, and the venerable lighthouse.

Today, of course, Atlantic City is known for its casinos. Boardwalk Playground charts how each of the city’s fifteen casinos came to be (and, in seven cases, ceased to be). There are the current resorts like the Trump Taj Mahal, Borgata, Harrah’s, and Tropicana, but also names that have vanished, like the Playboy, Sands, Hilton, and Trump Plaza. The venerable Resorts, which started Atlantic City’s casino revival in 1978, and Revel, which shuddered to an end less than two years after its 2012 opening, bookend the casino stories, which are followed by chapters making sense of the recent casino decline and offering hope for the city’s future.

The hundred stories of Boardwalk Playground show Atlantic City from its awakening as a tourist destination in the 1860s to its lowest point a century later, its gambling-fueled rebirth to its current crossroads. It provides a personal, thoughtful view into a city that continues to fascinate the world.

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The people of New Jersey verses the state -Richard Mikolitch - Just a rant about corrupt politics, the people's knowledge of it, and the idea that maybe we can fight back.

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Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever M ade -Charles V. Bagli - A veteran New York Times reporter dissects the most spectacular failure in real estate history

Real estate giant Tishman Speyer and its partner, BlackRock, lost billions of dollars when their much-vaunted purchase of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village in New York City failed to deliver the expected profits. But how did Tishman Speyer walk away from the deal unscathed, while others took the financial hit—and MetLife scored a $3 billion profit?
 

 

Illuminating the world of big real estate the way Too Big to Fail did for banks, Other People’s Money is a riveting account of politics, high finance, and the hubris that ultimately led to the nationwide real estate meltdown.

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Careless People: Murder, Mayhem, and the Invention of The Great Gatsby -Sarah Churchwell - Kirkus (STARRED review)
"Churchwell... has written an excellent book... she’s earned the right to play on [Fitzgerald's] court. Prodigious research and fierce affection illumine every remarkable page.”

The autumn of 1922 found F. Scott Fitzgerald at the height of his fame, days from turning twenty-six years old, and returning to New York for the publication of his fourth book, Tales of the Jazz Age. A spokesman for America’s carefree younger generation, Fitzgerald found a home in the glamorous and reckless streets of New York. Here, in the final incredible months of 1922, Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald drank and quarreled and partied amid financial scandals, literary milestones, car crashes, and celebrity disgraces.

Yet the Fitzgeralds’ triumphant return to New York coincided with another event: the discovery of a brutal double murder in nearby New Jersey, a crime made all the more horrible by the farce of a police investigation—which failed to accomplish anything beyond generating enormous publicity for the newfound celebrity participants. Proclaimed the “crime of the decade” even as its proceedings dragged on for years, the Mills-Hall murder has been wholly forgotten today. But the enormous impact of this bizarre crime can still be felt in The Great Gatsby, a novel Fitzgerald began planning that autumn of 1922 and whose plot he ultimately set within that fateful year.

Careless People is a unique literary investigation: a gripping double narrative that combines a forensic search for clues to an unsolved crime and a quest for the roots of America’s best loved novel. Overturning much of the received wisdom of the period, Careless People blends biography and history with lost newspaper accounts, letters, and newly discovered archival materials. With great wit and insight, acclaimed scholar of American literature Sarah Churchwell reconstructs the events of that pivotal autumn, revealing in the process new ways of thinking about Fitzgerald’s masterpiece.

Interweaving the biographical story of the Fitzgeralds with the unfolding investigation into the murder of Hall and Mills, Careless People is a thrilling combination of literary history and murder mystery, a mesmerizing journey into the dark heart of Jazz Age America.

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Mining Iron in Northwest New Jersey: The People -Stuart Miles Lefkowitz - Original research of people who were born, lived , worked and died in a plantation type iron mining community in Mt. Hope, later Rockaway Township, NJ, from early in the twentieth century until the 1970s.

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The Lenape or Delaware Indians: The Original People of New Jersey, Southeastern New York State, Eastern Pennsylvania, Northern Delaware and Parts of Western Connecticut -Herbert C. Kraft -

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Jersey! Then . . . Again: Stories of Authentic New Jersey People and Events -Maureen K Wlodarczyk - There's no place like Jersey today and in the past. Take a trip back to the 1800s and early 1900s in New Jersey with 36 true tales of authentic people and events in the Garden State. Politicians, suffragettes, inventors, street gangs, cyclists, yachtsmen, Lady Liberty, boxers, show biz, con men and more! It was Jersey . . . then.

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A People Harassed and Exhausted -Larry Kidder - The First Hunterdon Militia Regiment of New Jersey containing the men from today's Trenton, Ewing Township, Hopewell Township, and Lawrence Township was continually called on to defend the state throughout the period 1775-1783. This is their story, told for the first time, describing the mental and physical challenges associated with fighting a war for independence while also trying to survive economically as farmers, craftsmen, and merchants. Their individual and group stories help us understand many things about the lives of ordinary people during the war and explore many questions, including the following: Why did George Washington describe the New Jersey militiamen and their families as “a people harassed and exhausted?” Why did New Jersey Governor William Livingston describe the militia laws as placing “a disproportionate burden on the willing?” What was the purpose of the militia? Who was required to be in the militia and who could volunteer? Why, since the law required it, did some militiamen not own their own musket and other equipment? Why did so many militiamen who supported the cause of independence refuse to turn out for active duty? What roles did militiamen play in battles such as Trenton, Princeton, Monmouth, and Springfield? What did militiamen do in-between the major battles? How did the British occupation of New York City and Staten Island from 1776 to 1783 complicate the lives of militiamen living along the Delaware River in western New Jersey? Drawing on many primary sources that often allow the militiamen to tell their stories, this story helps us understand how the American Revolution was experienced in the Mid-Atlantic States.

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Every Person in New York -Jason Polan - - Chronicle Books Jason Polan is on a mission to draw every person in New York, from cab drivers to celebrities. He draws people eating at Taco Bell, admiring paintings at the Museum of Modern Art, and sleeping on the subway. With a foreword by Kristen Wiig, Every Person in New York, Volume 1 collects thousands of Polan's energetic drawings in one chunky book. As full as a phone book and as invigorating as a walk down a bustling New York street, this is a new kind of love letter to a beloved city and the people who live there.

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Secret New York - An Unusual Guide: Local Guides By Local People -T. M. Rives - - Jonglez Publishing
Discover Secret Gardens, decipher ancient riddles on tombstones, visit a disturbed Indian burial ground, observe the stars and planets through a university telescope, frown at a bronze statue of Lenin, harvest mastodon food in Central Park, enjoy the aroma of a roomful of dirt, find a Venetian palazzo above a former stable, spot the forbidden island that was once declared a sovereign nation by a guy in a rowboat, track down a townhouse concealing a subway tunnel, walk under the canopy of the primeval forest, read a memorial plaque to an event that happened in another dimension, fall into a trance before a piece of subway art that flickers and moves, have your bicycle blessed in church.
 
New York offers endless opportunity to step off the program and peer into the city's fascinating past and present.  Secret New York  - An Unusual Guide is an indispensible resource for those who thought they already knew everything about America's metropolis, or want to begin exploring it hidden places.

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Fishing in New Jersey

Fishing New Jersey: A Guide for Freshwater Anglers -Oliver Shapiro - A complete, detailed guide to fishing New Jersey's fresh waters, from rivers as large as the Delaware, as interesting as the Mustconetcong, or as intimate as Bergen County's Bear Swamp Brook, to lakes such as Lake Hopatcong and many dozens of others, including easy-access subruban locations, Fishing New Jersey covers not only where to fish and how to get there, but tackle and techniques that best put fish on the line. Even seasoned anglers will find new opportunities in this comprehensive guide.

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Fly Fishing New Jersey Trout Streams -Matthew Grobert - This book is the culmination of 35 years of experience, information, insights, observations, and the wonders of fly-fishing for trout in the Garden State.

Written with the passion of a life-long fly-fisherman, you will gain valuable knowledge on becoming a better angler and naturalist no matter where you fish for trout. Coupled with the lyrical narrative are dozens of photographs taken by a variety of New Jersey anglers who share the author's love of fly-fishing for trout. Matt covers every aspect of fly-fishing for trout in New Jersey with a style and clarity to suit every level of ability. You will learn about three species of trout and their behavior, the insects they eat, and the artificial flies that imitate those insects.

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The New Jersey Boat Fisherman -Nick Honachefsky - New Jersey hosts some prime ocean-fishing opportunities, for striped bass, fluke, cod, sharks, tuna, and many other species. Outdoor writer and lifetime angler Honachefsky details these locations, how to find them (with GPS and Loran specifics) and how they are fished.

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Fishing the New Jersey Coast -Jim Freda - Identifies prime fishing locations for all seasons and species in the Garden State, plus what lures, baits and techniques to use.

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The Jersey Surf Diaries: A Ten-Year Logbook of Fishing Adventures, Catches, and Tips -Nick Honachefsky - Experience the strange and fascinating world of surf-fishing from the perspective of a veteran angler. Based on a ten-year compilation of detailed journals, this personal account will take you on an adrenaline-filled trip to key spots along the Jersey coast and teach you the seasonal strategies, best rigs, and most effective methods for bass, blues, weakfish, sharks, and more.

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Fishing the Adirondacks: A Complete Angler’s Guide to the Adirondack Park and Northern New York -Spider Rybaak -

Covering over six million acres of northern New York, the Adirondack Park is the largest state preserve in the Lower 48. Forty three peaks reach over 4000 feet and 100,000 acres of ancient forest complement its expansive new growth. For the angler, 2,800 lakes and ponds are set in this fabulous wilderness, along with 31,000 miles of rivers and streams, offering a fantastic variety of fish habitats.

Just about anything that swims in the temperate waters of the Western hemisphere can be found here. You can troll for salmon or muskies, fly-fish for monster trout, black bass and northern pike, jig for walleyes and lake trout, or simply sit on a dock and dunk worms for bullheads, sunfish, and perch.

FISHING THE ADIRONDACKS is a thorough, detailed where-to and how-to guide to this spectacular angling paradise, covering well over 200 specific locations. Included is authoritative guidance on where to fish, what will be biting and when, and techniques and strategies to put fish on the line. Also included are the principal fishing destinations near the Park, including the Tug Hill Plateau and Thousand Islands regions.

From the massive waters of Lake Champlain to tiny mountain brooks, the Adirondack Park has it all. Any angler in the region, from beginner to advanced, will need FISHING THE ADIRONDACKS.

Spider Rybaak writes on angling and the outdoors for the Oswego County Tourism Bureau, lectures frequently on fishing in the area and is the author of Fishing the Great Lakes of New York and Fishing Oneida Lake. He lives in Canastota, NY.


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Fly Fishing the Raritan River, South Branch, New Jersey: An Excerpt from Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic -Beau Beasley - Fly Fishing the Raritan River, South Branch, New Jersey is an excerpt from the larger book Fly Fishing the Mid-Atlantic by Beau Beasley.

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Mid-atlantic Budget Angler: Fly-fishing for Trout in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia -Ann McIntosh - A traveler's guide to the best trout streams in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. Fishing tips, maps, directions, places to stay and eat.

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Trout Streams and Hatches of Pennsylvania; A Complete Fly-Fishing Guide to 140 Rivers and Streams -Charles R. Meck -

Pennsylvania is renowned for its well protected and uncrowded trout streams, and this guide has established itself as the trusted resource for resident and visiting anglers. 

Many of the 10,000 miles of classified trout water in the state is easily accessible from major population centers. But this massive, complete work also includes smaller "secret" streams in remote regions. This third edition has been completely redesigned, as well as updated and expanded. Fourteen streams have been added. Features include: extensive insect hatch charts keyed to each stream; advice on matching the batch with the right flies; local fly patterns; color photographs and detailed maps; at-a-glance headings for each stream that tell you how to get there, what to bring, regulations, and highlights.

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Urban Angling: Fishing the New Jersey-New York Harbor Estuary System -Arthur Kosakowski - A book that covers the waters of the New Jersey-New York harbor estuary system and the common fish and wildlife that you will encounter in the area. With 30 fish species and over 20 other wildlife species, this book is a must for anyone wanting to know more about the fish and wildlife of the New York metropolitan area. Over 80 photos make identification of fish and wildlife a breeze.

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Recreation in New Jersey

New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer -Delorme - - Includes Boat ramps, Camp roads, Recreational sites, etc. - Paperback for easy carry and storage - Easy to use and read Wouldn't it be nice to always have exactly the right kind of map, whatever your needs may be? You will, with the uniquely versatile DeLorme Atlas & Gazetteer Series. These topographic atlases cover individual states with the most comprehensive detail available, including back roads, backwater lakes and streams, boat ramps, forests, wetlands, trailheads, campgrounds, public lands, prime hunting and fishing spots, and countless landmarks and points of interest. You'll also find a wealth of information on everything from family outings to wilderness adventures. The Atlas & Gazetteer is ideal for outdoor recreation, business travel, home or office reference, and countless other uses.

New Jersey Gazetteer categories
» Atlantic City Casinos
» Attractions
» Campgrounds
» Fishing
» Golf Courses
» Historic Sites
» Hunting
» Paddling
» Recreation Areas
» Scenic Drives
» Ski Areas
» Trails
» Unique Natural Features
» Wildlife Viewing

Suggested Uses
» In-vehicle for everyday reference
» Exploring back roads
» Outdoor recreation preparation and navigation
» Business travel
» Planning vacations and leisure activities
» Armchair journeys

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New Jersey Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series) -ARRAY(0x392cf00) - - Dimension(in): 8.25(L) x 3.50(W) x 0.25(D)
Cape May in southern New Jersey hosts one of the world's most prominent birding events – The World Series of Birding. The Garden State is the permanent or migratory home of 465 species of birds, including the state bird – the American goldfinch. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent bird-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in New Jersey: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacking Trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May (Fourth Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 HIKES: NEW JERSEY

This completely updated treasury of trails takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State.

Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you’ll see that New Jersey has so much more than just cities. This fully revised edition takes you deep into its wild heart.

100+ color photos

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Hiking New Jersey: A Guide To 50 Of The Garden State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series) -ARRAY(0x3792a68) - - Describes 50 hikes suited for every ability level. Covers the Ice Age-sculpted Highlands and Kittatinnies in the northwest, the rolling hills of the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain and Pine Barrens of the south, and the coast from Sandy Hook to Cape May. Comprehensive trail descriptions include a GPS-compatible map, mile markers, difficulty rating, average hiking time, elevation profile, best hiking season for the route, canine compatibility, and information on fees/permits. - “Trail Finder” chart at the front of the book makes it easy to pick a trail at a glance by showing which are best for backpackers, beach/coast lovers, children, or history lovers, and which have the best waterfalls, views, and vistas. 2009, first edition, 320 pages. 9 x 6 x 0.8 in..

New Jersey's stereotype as overpopulated and industrial notwithstanding, there's another New Jersey worth seeing―and this guide goes there. This is the aptly nicknamed Garden State of preserved forests and farmland, of streams and waterfalls, of clean beaches and vast wetlands, of endless green mountains. This comprehensive, informative, user-friendly guide describes fifty hikes for all abilities.


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New Jersey Wildlife: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series) -ARRAY(0x3a037b8) - - Used Book in Good Condition
The state fish – the brook trout – is one of thousands of species of animals inhabiting the diverse ecosystems found throughout New Jersey. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fishes, seashore creatures and butterflies and includes an ecoregion map featuring prominent wildlife-viewing areas. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.

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Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania: AMC's Canoe And Kayak Guide To The Best Ponds, Lakes, And Easy Rivers (AMC Quiet Water Series) -Kathy Kenley - - Updated edition features 80 paddling trips, covering the best quiet-water paddling the region has to offer. Each trip includes a detailed description of the water, map, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to help get you to the access point. At-A-Glance Trip Planner provides helpful information like paddling distance, estimated trip time, difficulty rating, and special features to help you pick the perfect destination. - Includes resources on local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions. 2010, first edition, 320 pages. 9 x 6 x 1 in..

Explore the scenic flat-water lakes, ponds, and rivers of New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania with this new guide from AMC's Quiet Water series. Great for families, anglers, and canoeists and kayakers of all abilities, Quiet Water New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania features 80 trips, covering the best calm water paddling in the region.

Take a long paddle through Lake Aeroflex and connecting ponds, spot wildlife in South Jersey's Great Bay, or discover the beautiful French Creek State Park on water.

Each trip includes detailed descriptions of the lake, pond, or river with maps, photographs, paddling routes, and GPS coordinates to help drivers reach the access point for the trip. Selecting and planning your trip is made easy with the useful At-a-Glance Trip Planner, featuring helpful information about trip time, distance, difficulty, and special features. Inside you'll also find resources on local outfitters, safety and equipment tips, and complete driving, parking, and put-in instructions.

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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rails-trails Pa/nj/ny
Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this newest addition to the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northeast's finest rail-trails. Rail-Trails Northeast covers one hundred of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania's rail-trails. With a rich industrial and passenger rail history, the Northeast is one of the densest rail-trail regions in the country. Rural, suburban, or urban, rail-trails serve as the backbone of an impressive trail system. This two-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.

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Birds of New Jersey Field Guide -Stan Tekiela - - BIRD'S OF NJ: FIELD GUIDE
Make bird watching in New Jersey even more enjoyable! With Stan Tekiela's famous field guide, bird identification is simple and informative. There's no need to look through dozens of photos of birds that don't live in New Jersey. This book features 122 species of New Jersey birds, organized by color for ease of use. Do you see a yellow bird and don't know what it is? Go to the yellow section to find out. Fact-filled information, a compare feature, range maps and detailed photographs help to ensure that you positively identify the birds that you see.

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Appalachian Trail Guide to New York-New Jersey - - - ATC Map & Guide set for Appalachian Trail in New Jersey and New York - Easy to use and comprehensive - trail descriptions and mileage data for hiking North or South - Multi color maps printed on waterproof, tear resistant paper - Includes a ziploc bag to keep the maps and book clean and dry while hiking - Includes - all sorts of other additional info, like side trails and more.... The official guide for the 172 miles of the Appalachian Trail from Kent, Connecticut, to Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the Pennsylvania/New Jersey border.An indexed book contains "omnidirectional" trail descriptions, natural and cultural history of the areas crossed, and information on road crossings, parking, shelters, water sources, points of interest, and general advice. It comes with four detached, seven-color maps--using state-of-the-art GIS materials as the starting point--on two sheets of water-resistant, tear-proof material. The scale is an inch to a mile, with 50-foot contour intervals for the topography and essential elevation profiles for the trail route. This edition includes a major relocation of the trail on Bear Mountain, one of the original pieces of the Appalachian Trail.

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The New Jersey Boat Fisherman -Nick Honachefsky - New Jersey hosts some prime ocean-fishing opportunities, for striped bass, fluke, cod, sharks, tuna, and many other species. Outdoor writer and lifetime angler Honachefsky details these locations, how to find them (with GPS and Loran specifics) and how they are fished.

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