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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 ÝÝIn West Milford, previously unpublished images of these places and events bring the past to light, providing insight into the townshipís rich and diverse history.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(0x38c6b38) - 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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New Jersey: History of ingenuity and industry -James P Johnson - - all you ever need to know about the State of New Jersey, a history ingenuity and industry First Edition, 1987, first printing, a like-new, unread, unworn, unopened, unmarked, quite oversized hardcover with an equally fine unclipped ($34.95) dust jacket, from Windsor Publications. By James P. Johnson. 624 pages including index and bibliography. Approx. 9" X 12" X 1 1/2" and weighs about 6 pounds! ISBN 0-89781-206-9.

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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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The Natural History of New Jersey -Stan Freeman - - The Natural History of New Jersey "The Natural History of New Jersey" is a comprehensive guide to the nature of the state. There are more than 400 full-color photographs, maps and illustrations covering everything from bears and beavers to snakes and spiders to weather and wildflowers. Learn about the state's geology, its endangered species and its rivers and mountains. Find out how it was shaped by the ice age and the movement of the continents. Learn about the first human residents. Hurricane Sandy, the Passaic River, Kittatinny Mountain, the Haddonfield Hadrosaurus, the Newark Basin, Liberty State Park, the Pine Barrens, the Lenape people and the Delaware Water Gap are all covered. There are identification charts and photos for common birds, butterflies, trees and wildflowers. And there’s a month-by-month calendar showing when events in nature happen in New Jersey.

Here are some reviews for other books in this series

Reviews for "The Natural History of New York."

"A treasure chest of information … forward-looking parents ought to put it on their must-get list … easy-to-understand charts and tables and concise prose." – The Staten Island Advance

"Informative graphics, maps and charts load the pages … easy to read and visually appealing … a smart addition to classrooms and homes alike" – The Albany Times Union

Reviews for "The Natural History of Western Massachusetts"

"I finally came across the book I'd been imagining, lo these many years … easy to read and understand, for us slower kids in the class." – Tony Mateus, thepioneervalley.blogspot.com

"Filled with color photos on just about every page … enjoyable to read and education … presented in a style that's accessible to your readers." – The Daily Hampshire Gazette

Reviews for "The Natural History of Eastern Massachusetts."

"If you buy a copy for your kids, you'll have a hard time putting it down yourself." – The Quincy Patriot Ledger

"Chock full of gorgeous photographs … it's also lots of fun." – The North Andover Citizen

"A fascinating, richly illustrated guide … a delight for naturalists of all ages." – The New England Wild Flower Society online book guide

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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 Diners in New Jersey (American Palate) -Michael C. Gabriele - The silver Airstreams and neon signs of the classic American diner brighten New Jersey's highways and Main Streets. But the intrinsic role they have played in the state's culture and industry for more than one hundred years is much more than eggs-over-easy and coffee. Diners are the state's ultimate gathering places--at any moment, high school students, CEOs, construction workers and tourists might be found at a counter chatting with the waitresses and line cooks. Jerseyans yearn for lost favorites like the Excellent Diner and Prout's Diner and still gather at beloved haunts like the Bendix and Tick Tock Diners. Although the industry is all but gone today, New Jersey was once the hub of diner manufacturing, making mobile eateries that fed hungry Americans as far away as the West Coast. Author Michael C. Gabriele offers this delicious history--collected from interviews with owners, patrons and experts--and indulges in many fond memories of New Jersey diners.

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New Jersey Central's Blue Comet (Images of Rail) -Anthony Puzzilla - The New Jersey Central's Blue Comet passenger train service operated from 1929 to 1941, on a route from the New York metropolitan area to Atlantic City, in the midst of the Great Depression. Despite this backdrop and stiff competition from other railroads, it survived and established an enduring legacy in the annals of New Jersey rails. This book contains memorable images, many from private archival photograph collections, showing the remarkable history of this classic train and of the hardworking and dedicated people who made it all possible. The legendary Blue Comet train no longer streaks through the pines of New Jersey. However, its memory still lives on through timeless images and the sustained efforts of New Jersey historical societies and preservation organizations that maintain its legacy.

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Colonial New Jersey;: A history (A History of the American colonies) -John Edwin Pomfret - - Used Book in Good Condition Book by Pomfret, John Edwin

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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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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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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
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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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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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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Short Bike Rides in New Jersey, 4th (Short Bike Rides Series) -Robert Santelli - Globe Pequot's Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route."Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self

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Mountain Biking Eastern New York: Seventy-Four Epic Rides From North Jersey And Long Island To The Adirondacks (Regional Mountain Biking Series) -Michael Margulis - - Author: Michael Margulis - ISBN: 9780762722648
Profiles over seventy of the best rides in the Adirondacks, the Catskills, Long Island, and Westchester and environs.

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Discover the Adirondacks: AMC's Guide To The Best Hiking, Biking, And Paddling (AMC Discover Series) -Peter Kick - - Amc Discover The Adirondacks - Peter Kick - Appalachian Mountain Club
Six million acres of mountains and waters, 46 high peaks over 4,000 feet, 3,000 lakes and ponds, and 30,000 miles of rivers and streams—it’s no wonder the Adirondacks welcome 10 million visitors each year. With so many wilderness opportunities to choose from, travelers in the Adirondacks need a concise travel guide, and Discover the Adirondacks is the ideal choice. With 50 multi-sport trips, informative turn-by-turn directions and maps, crisp photographs, and trip planning advice, this guidebook invites first-time visitors or seasoned explorers to experience the best the Adirondacks have to offer. 

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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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Cycling the Erie Canal, Revised Edition: A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail (Parks & Trails New York) -Erie Canalway - - Cycling the Erie Canal Revised Edition A Guide to 400 Miles of Adventure and History Along the Erie Canalway Trail Parks Trails New York The Erie Canalway Trail is a cycling destination for riders of all abilities. Following one of the world's most famous manmade waterways, it spans New York State between Albany and Buffalo. Whether enjoying a leisurely ride from one village to another, or spending a week completing the entire 360 miles, the Erie Canalway Trail offers endless adventures exploring the charming towns, living history, scenic beauty and cultural attractions of New York State. The trail route follows both active and historic sections of the Erie Canal. For more than thirty years, state and local governments have been transforming the old towpath and abandoned rail corridor into a 360-mile multi-use pathway; by 2015, more than three-quarters of the off-road route was in place.

The guidebook is designed primarily for use by bicyclists, but it is also useful for those planning to enjoy the trail on foot, travelling the canal system by boat, or visiting the Canal corridor's many sites by car. The revised edition includes new inset maps to guide trail users through complicated stretches. All new trail segments developed since 2012 have been added, along with on-road routing updates. The guide's comprehensive listings of attractions, historic sites, visitor centers, and parks make it an indispensable resource for dedicated cyclists planning to bike across the state or the casual rider looking to take the family out for a couple of hours.

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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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"The New Jersey Volunteers": (Loyalists) In The Revolutionary War -William S. Stryker - A history of the volunteers from New Jersey who were loyal to England during the American Revolution. Includes, units, rosters and brief sketches of officers.

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The New Jersey Volunteers (Loyalists) in the Revolutionary War -Stryker William S. (William 1838-1900 - - The New Jersey Volunteers Loyalists in the Revolutionary War Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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Owning New Jersey: Historic Tales of War, Property Disputes & the Pursuit of Happiness -Joseph A. Grabas - Winner of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance Authors Award for Nonfiction

New Jersey's land records and deeds are unlikely sources for a thrilling tale but reveal little-known, fascinating history. A detailed story of the founding of the Garden State 350 years ago is preserved in these papers. The state's boundaries were drawn in such documents centuries ago, even if the authors never stepped foot in North America. The archives hide heroes, like the freed African Americans who fought for their right to own their piece of the state. And of course, there are the bizarre and mysterious tales, like the silk baron's castle and the assault against a sixteen-year-old maiden during the throes of the American Revolution. Join land title expert Joseph Grabas as he combs through these all-but-forgotten stories of the pursuit of happiness and property in early New Jersey.

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New Jersey Butterfly Boys in the Civil War:: The Hussars of the Union Army (Civil War Series) -Peter T. Lubrecht - The New Jersey Butterflies, officially the Third New Jersey Cavalry, was formed for the last year of the Civil War. They were also known as the First American Hussars; their creation by an alcoholic ex-officer of the Union Army was supposed to entice men to join a galloping, dashing, romantic cavalry unit. Clothed in orange gilt trimmed hats and capes, they were supposed to charge armed only with a saber, in most traditional European Cavalry fashion, into battle and subdue an enemy armed with rifles. This book is not about battlefield configurations, but rather about the men themselves. Individual stories from original accounts will examine how this glorious, historically victorious, difficult and often tragic year affected their return to the daily world of doctors, teachers, lawyers, clerks and workmen.

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New Jersey and the Great War -ARRAY(0x377b010) - 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.

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The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley: The Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground, 1775-1783 -Adrian C. Leiby - - The Revolutionary War in the Hackensack Valley The Jersey Dutch and the Neutral Ground 1775 1783 After November 1776, the Hackensack Valley--located in northeastern New Jersey and Rockland County, New York--lay between the invading British army in New York City and the main Continental defense forces in the Hudson Highlands. Jersey Dutch patriot and Tory troops carried on a five-year war of neighbors between the lines, while the grand armies of Britain and America maneuvered on either side of them for a chance to strike a blow at the other.

Adrian Leiby offers an exciting narrative of the people of Dutch New Jersey and New York during this conflict. Historians will find colorful details about the Revolutionary War, and genealogists will find much previously unpublished material on hundreds of men and women of Dutch New Jersey and New York in the 1700s.

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The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home -Sally Mott Freeman - - SIMON SCHUSTER The extraordinary, real-life adventure of three brothers at the center of the most dramatic turning points of World War II and their mad race to change history—and save one of their own.

They are three brothers, all Navy men, who end up coincidentally and extraordinarily at the epicenter of three of the war’s most crucial moments. Bill is picked by Roosevelt to run his first Map Room in Washington. Benny is the gunnery and anti-aircraft officer on the USS Enterprise, one of the only carriers to escape Pearl Harbor and by the end of 1942 the last one left in the Pacific to defend against the Japanese. Barton, the youngest and least distinguished of the three, is shuffled off to the Navy Supply Corps because his mother wants him out of harm’s way. But this protection plan backfires when Barton is sent to the Philippines and listed as missing-in-action after a Japanese attack. Now it is up to Bill and Benny to find and rescue him.

Based on ten years of research drawn from archives around the world, interviews with fellow shipmates and POWs, and primary sources including diaries, unpublished memoirs, and letters half-forgotten in basements, The Jersey Brothers is a remarkable story of agony and triumph—from the home front to Roosevelt’s White House, and Pearl Harbor to Midway and Bataan. It is the story, written with intimate, novelistic detail, of an ordinary young man who shows extraordinary courage as the Japanese do everything short of killing him. And it is, above all, a story of brotherly love: of three men finding their loyalty to each other tested under the tortures of war—and knowing that their success or failure to save their youngest brother will shape their family forever.

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Official register of the officers and men of New Jersey in the revolutionary war, compiled under orders of His Excellency Theodore F. Randolph, governor - - This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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Captain Underpants and the Terrifying Return of Tippy Tinkletrousers (Captain Underpants #9) -Dav Pilkey - - Great product!
Tra-la-laaa! Captain Underpants is back in an all-new epic adventure that's the zaniest, funniest, outrageousest, and time-travelingiest yet!

When we last saw our heroes, George and Harold, they were under arrest and headed for prison. Then Harold foolishly uttered the fateful words "What could be worse than going to jail for the rest of our lives?" and changed the course of human history.

In this ninth epic novel, Dav Pilkey takes readers back in time to the carefree days of kindergarten, when the worst thing George and Harold had to face was NOT evil mad scientists or alien cafeteria ladies but a sixth-grade bully named Kipper Krupp, the nephew of their clueless school principal. And because George and Harold don't actually invent Captain Underpants until fourth grade, the two clever kindergartners are on their own -- using their brains to beat the bully.

Hold on to your UNDERPANTS -- the Captain is back!

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People of New Jersey

I Hear My People Singing: Voices of African American Princeton -Kathryn Watterson - - I Hear My People Singing Voices of African American Princeton

A vivid history of life in Princeton, New Jersey, told through the voices of its African American residents

I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and world-renowned Ivy-League towns―Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts of more than fifty black residents detail aspects of their lives throughout the twentieth century. Their stories show that the roots of Princeton’s African American community are as deeply intertwined with the town and university as they are with the history of the United States, the legacies of slavery, and the nation’s current conversations on race.


Drawn from an oral history collaboration with residents of the Witherspoon-Jackson neighborhood, Princeton undergraduates, and their professor, Kathryn Watterson, neighbors speak candidly about Jim Crow segregation, the consequences of school integration, World Wars I and II, and the struggles for equal opportunities and civil rights. Despite three centuries of legal and economic obstacles, African American residents have created a flourishing, ethical, and humane neighborhood in which to raise their children, care for the sick and elderly, worship, stand their ground, and celebrate life. Abundantly filled with photographs, I Hear My People Singing personalizes the injustices faced by generations of black Princetonians―including the famed Paul Robeson―and highlights the community’s remarkable achievements. The introductions to each chapter provide historical context, as does the book’s foreword by noted scholar, theologian, and activist Cornel West.


An intimate testament of the black community’s resilience and ingenuity, I Hear My People Singing adds a never-before-compiled account of poignant black experience to an American narrative that needs to be heard now more than ever.

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Humans of New York -Brandon Stanton - - Humans of New York

Based on the blog with more than four million loyal fans, a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and inspiring collection of photographs and stories capturing the spirit of a city

Now an instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010, when photographer Brandon Stanton set out to create a photographic census of New York City. Armed with his camera, he began crisscrossing the city, covering thousands of miles on foot, all in an attempt to capture New Yorkers and their stories. The result of these efforts was a vibrant blog he called "Humans of New York," in which his photos were featured alongside quotes and anecdotes.

The blog has steadily grown, now boasting millions of devoted followers. Humans of New York is the book inspired by the blog. With four hundred color photos, including exclusive portraits and all-new stories, Humans of New York is a stunning collection of images that showcases the outsized personalities of New York.

Surprising and moving, printed in a beautiful full-color, hardbound edition, Humans of New York is a celebration of individuality and a tribute to the spirit of the city.


With 400 full-color photos and a distinctive vellum jacket

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Don't Let Go -Harlan Coben - - Don't Let Go With unmatched suspense and emotional insight, Harlan Coben explores the big secrets and little lies that can destroy a relationship, a family, and even a town in this powerful new thriller.

Suburban New Jersey Detective Napoleon “Nap” Dumas hasn't been the same since senior year of high school, when his twin brother Leo and Leo’s girlfriend Diana were found dead on the railroad tracks—and Maura, the girl Nap considered the love of his life, broke up with him and disappeared without explanation. For fifteen years, Nap has been searching, both for Maura and for the real reason behind his brother's death. And now, it looks as though he may finally find what he's been looking for. 

When Maura's fingerprints turn up in the rental car of a suspected murderer, Nap embarks on a quest for answers that only leads to more questions—about the woman he loved, about the childhood friends he thought he knew, about the abandoned military base near where he grew up, and mostly about Leo and Diana—whose deaths are darker and far more sinister than Nap ever dared imagine.

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The Outsiders -S. E. Hinton - - The Outsiders 50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

"The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times

"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune

"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

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The Magnolia Story -ARRAY(0x3110320) - - memoir of couple who made TV series Fixer Upper a big hit

National Bestseller--New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publisher's Weekly

Look for Chip Gaines new book Capital Gaines fall of 2017

Are you ready to see your fixer upper?

These famous words are now synonymous with the dynamic husband-and-wife team Chip and Joanna Gaines, stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. As this question fills the airwaves with anticipation, their legions of fans continue to multiply and ask a different series of questions, like—Who are these people?What’s the secret to their success? And is Chip actually that funny in real life? By renovating homes in Waco, Texas, and changing lives in such a winsome and engaging way, Chip and Joanna have become more than just the stars of Fixer Upper, they have become America’s new best friends.

The Magnolia Story is the first book from Chip and Joanna, offering their fans a detailed look at their life together. From the very first renovation project they ever tackled together, to the project that nearly cost them everything; from the childhood memories that shaped them, to the twists and turns that led them to the life they share on the farm today.

They both attended Baylor University in Waco. However, their paths did not cross until Chip checked his car into the local Firestone tire shop where Joanna worked behind the counter. Even back then Chip was a serial entrepreneur who, among other things, ran a lawn care company, sold fireworks, and flipped houses. Soon they were married and living in their first fixer upper. Four children and countless renovations later, Joanna garners the attention of a television producer who notices her work on a blog one day.

In The Magnolia Story fans will finally get to join the Gaines behind the scenes and discover:

  • The time Chip ran to the grocery store and forgot to take their new, sleeping baby
  • Joanna’s agonizing decision to close her dream business to focus on raising their children
  • When Chip buys a houseboat, sight-unseen, and it turns out to be a leaky wreck
  • Joanna’s breakthrough moment of discovering the secret to creating a beautiful home
  • Harrowing stories of the financial ups and downs as an entrepreneurial couple
  • Memories and photos from Chip and Jo’s wedding
  • The significance of the word magnolia and why it permeates everything they do
  • The way the couple pays the popularity of Fixer Upper forward, sharing the success with others, and bolstering the city of Waco along the way

And yet there is still one lingering question for fans of the show: Is Chip really that funny? “Oh yeah,” says Joanna. “He was, and still is, my first fixer upper.”

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People of the Lie: The Hope for Healing Human Evil -M. Scott Peck - - Great product! In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy—The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond—Dr. M. Scott Peck brilliantly probes into the essence of human evil.

People who are evil attack others instead of facing their own failures. Peck demonstrates the havoc these people of the lie work in the lives of those around them. He presents, from vivid incidents encountered in his psychiatric practice, examples of evil in everyday life.

This book is by turns disturbing, fascinating, and altogether impossible to put down as it offers a strikingly original approach to the age-old problem of human evil.

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The Winter People -Jennifer McMahon - - The Winter People

A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year

West Hall, Vermont, has always been a town of strange disappearances and old legends. The most mysterious is that of Sara Harrison Shea, who, in 1908, was found dead in the field behind her house just months after the tragic death of her daughter.
 
Now, in present day, nineteen-year-old Ruthie lives in Sara’s farmhouse with her mother, Alice, and her younger sister. Alice has always insisted that they live off the grid, a decision that has weighty consequences when Ruthie wakes up one morning to find that Alice has vanished. In her search for clues, she is startled to find a copy of Sara Harrison Shea's diary hidden beneath the floorboards of her mother's bedroom. As Ruthie gets sucked into the historical mystery, she discovers that she’s not the only person looking for someone that they’ve lost. But she may be the only one who can stop history from repeating itself.

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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 - - Boardwalk Playground The Making Unmaking Remaking of Atlantic City How the People of a New Jersey Resort Built a Seaside Paradise Los
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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A Little Life -Hanya Yanagihara - - A Little Life ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR
The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Wall Street Journal • NPR • Vanity Fair • Vogue • Minneapolis Star Tribune • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • The Guardian • O, The Oprah Magazine • Slate • Newsday • Buzzfeed • The Economist • Newsweek • People • Kansas City Star • Shelf Awareness • Time Out New York • Huffington Post • Book Riot • Refinery29 • Bookpage • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus

WINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZE

A MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
A NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

A Little Life follows four college classmates—broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition—as they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara’s stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.

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Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life -Jon Kabat-Zinn - - Motivational poster that is perfect for classrooms - High quality image, crisp and clear - Allow your mind to wander to endless landscapes of possibility - Durable and long lasting design will allow for generations of minds to think differently and positively - 13.4 x 19 inches will provide your wall with an inspirational message that all ages can appreciate When Wherever You Go, There You Are was first published in 1994, no one could have predicted that the book would launch itself onto bestseller lists nationwide and sell over 750,000 copies to date. Ten years later, the book continues to change lives. In honor of the book's 10th anniversary, Hyperion is proud to be releasing the book with a new afterword by the author, and to share this wonderful book with an even larger audience.

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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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Fishing the New Jersey Coast -Jim Freda - - Used Book in Good Condition 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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BELMAR (NJ) (Images of America -Karen L. Schnitzspahn - Belmar, a unique shore community formerly known as Ocean Beach, was settled around 1700 and has lured summer visitors from near and far for over one hundred years. The beach, boardwalk, Shark River, and Silver Lake were such popular and beloved attractions that many summer residents chose to make Belmar their permanent home. The Borough of Belmar was carefully laid out by developers so that most streets run between the Atlantic Ocean and Shark River, capitalizing on the cool breezes and scenic
views of this area. In the early days there were
numerous luxurious hotels, many of which are pictured in this new pictorial history along with
nostalgic images of swimming, boating, and fishing in the early years of this century. Also featured are vintage photographs of Belmar’s Main Street shops, restaurants, and community celebrations, which together present a lively view of Belmar’s history.

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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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Urban Angling: Fishing the New Jersey-New York Harbor Estuary System -Arthur Kosakowski - - Urban Angling Fishing the New Jersey New York Harbor Estuary System 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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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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National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States: New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, Virginia -Chanticleer Press Inc. - - AUDBN RG: MID-ATLANTIC STATES The most comprehensive field guide available to the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States--a portable, essential companion for visitors and residents alike--from the go-to reference source for over 18 million nature lovers.

This compact volume contains:

An easy-to-use field guide for identifying 1,000 of the state's wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, mosses, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, butterflies, mammals, and much more;

A complete overview of the Mid-Atlantic region's natural history, covering geology, wildlife habitats, ecology, fossils, rocks and minerals, clouds and weather patterns, and the night sky;

An extensive sampling of the area's best parks, preserves, beaches, forests, islands, and wildlife sanctuaries, with detailed descriptions and visitor information for 50 sites and notes on dozens of others.

The guide is packed with visual information -- the 1,500 full-color images include more than 1,300 photographs, 18 maps, and 16 night-sky charts, as well as more than 100 drawings explaining everything from geological processes to the basic features of different plants and animals.  

For everyone who lives or spends time in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, or Washington, D.C., there can be no finer guide to the area's natural surroundings than the National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Mid-Atlantic States.

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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - Where in the world did George Washington really sleep? Where is the best place to see the hawk migration or to admire the mighty Delaware? Where should you take your family, bring a date, geocache, or connect with nature? Find the answers in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia by local hiking expert and author Lori Litchman. This guide not only provides obscure and unknown trails, but it also includes in-depth information regarding the history, flora, and fauna of the most outstanding day escapes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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The Big Oyster: History on the Half Shell -Mark Kurlansky - - The Big Oyster History on the Half Shell “Part treatise, part miscellany, unfailingly entertaining.”
–The New York Times

“A small pearl of a book . . . a great tale of the growth of a modern city as seen through the rise and fall of the lowly oyster.”
–Rocky Mountain News

Award-winning author Mark Kurlansky tells the remarkable story of New York by following the trajectory of one of its most fascinating inhabitants–the oyster.
For centuries New York was famous for this particular shellfish, which until the early 1900s played such a dominant a role in the city’s life that the abundant bivalves were Gotham’s most celebrated export, a staple food for all classes, and a natural filtration system for the city’s congested waterways.

Filled with cultural, historical, and culinary insight–along with historic recipes, maps, drawings, and photos–this dynamic narrative sweeps readers from the seventeenth-century founding of New York to the death of its oyster beds and the rise of America’s environmentalist movement, from the oyster cellars of the rough-and-tumble Five Points slums to Manhattan’s Gilded Age dining chambers. With The Big Oyster, Mark Kurlansky serves up history at its most engrossing, entertaining, and delicious.

“Suffused with [Kurlansky’s] pleasure in exploring the city across ground that hasn’t already been covered with other writers’ footprints.”
–Los Angeles Times Book Review

“Fascinating stuff . . . [Kurlansky] has a keen eye for odd facts and natural detail.”
–The Wall Street Journal

“Kurlansky packs his breezy book with terrific anecdotes.”
–Entertainment Weekly

“Magnificent . . . a towering accomplishment.”
–Associated Press

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Recreation in New Jersey

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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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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Rail-Trails Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York -Rails-to-Trails Conservancy - - Rail-Trails Pa/Nj/Ny - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides - Rails To Trails Conservancy
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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60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia: Including Surrounding Counties and Outlying Areas of New Jersey and Delaware -Lori Litchman - Where in the world did George Washington really sleep? Where is the best place to see the hawk migration or to admire the mighty Delaware? Where should you take your family, bring a date, geocache, or connect with nature? Find the answers in 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Philadelphia by local hiking expert and author Lori Litchman. This guide not only provides obscure and unknown trails, but it also includes in-depth information regarding the history, flora, and fauna of the most outstanding day escapes in the greater Philadelphia area.

Each hike description features:
Key information on length, hiking time, difficulty, configuration, scenery, traffic, trail surface, and accessibility
Information on the history and natural history of the areas the hikes pass through
A detailed trail map and elevation profile
Clear directions to the trailhead and trailhead GPS data
Tips on nearby activities

Whether you are a local looking for new places to explore, or a visitor in the area for business or pleasure, 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia will provide plenty of options for outings lasting a full day to a couple of hours, all within about an hour's drive of Philadelphia and the surrounding communities.

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The Running Dream (Schneider Family Book Award - Teen Book Winner) -Wendelin Van Draanen - - The Running Dream When Jessica is told she’ll never run again, she puts herself back together—and learns to dream bigger than ever before. The acclaimed author of Flipped delivers a powerful and healing story.
 
Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?
 
As she struggles to cope, Jessica feels that she’s both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say act like she’s not there. Jessica’s embarrassed to realize that she’s done the same to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.
 
With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.
 
“Inspirational. The pace of Van Draanen’s prose matches Jessica’s at her swiftest. Readers will zoom through the book just as Jessica blazes around the track. A lively and lovely story.” —Kirkus Reviews

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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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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder -Richard Louv - - Great product! "I like to play indoors better 'cause that's where all the electrical outlets are," reports a fourth-grader. Never before in history have children been so plugged in-and so out of touch with the natural world. In this groundbreaking new work, child advocacy expert Richard Louv directly links the lack of nature in the lives of today's wired generation-he calls it nature deficit-to some of the most disturbing childhood trends, such as rises in obesity, Attention Deficit Disorder (Add), and depression. Some startling facts: By the 1990s the radius around the home where children were allowed to roam on their own had shrunk to a ninth of what it had been in 1970. Today, average eight-year-olds are better able to identify cartoon characters than native species, such as beetles and oak trees, in their own community. The rate at which doctors prescribe antidepressants to children has doubled in the last five years, and recent studies show that too much computer use spells trouble for the developing mind. Nature-deficit disorder is not a medical condition; it is a description of the human costs of alienation from nature. This alienation damages children and shapes adults, families, and communities. There are solutions, though, and they're right in our own backyards. Last child in the Woods is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research showing that direct exposure to nature is essential for healthy childhood development-physical, emotional, and spiritual. What's more, nature is a potent therapy for depression, obesity, and Add. Environment-based education dramatically improves standardized test scores and grade point averages and develops skills in problem solving, critical thinking, and decision making. Even creativity is stimulated by childhood experiences in nature.

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Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley: Hikes and Walks from Westchester County to Albany County (Third Edition) (Explorer's 50 Hikes) -New York-New Jersey Trail Conference - - 50 Hikes: Lower Hudson

This completely-revised guide to hiking the Hudson River Valley reveals 50 walks and hikes from Westchester County to Albany County.

Still the bestselling hiking guide to the region, this new edition features hikes that offer some of the most breathtaking views in the Hudson Valley―vistas that inspired the Hudson River School of painting and are today no less wild and pristine. Most hikes are within 2 hours of New York City.

100+ color photos

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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 - - AMC QUIET WATER NJ/EASTERN PA

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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Courage to Soar: A Body in Motion, A Life in Balance -Simone Biles - - Courage to Soar A Body in Motion a Life in Balance

Simone Biles’ entrance into the world of gymnastics may have started on a daycare field trip in her hometown of Spring, Texas, but her God-given talent, passion, and perseverance have made her one of the top gymnasts in the world, as well as a four-time winner of Olympic gold in Rio de Janeiro.

But there is more to Simone than the nineteen medals—fourteen of them gold—and the Olympic successes. Through years of hard work and determination, she has relied on her faith and family to stay focused and positive, while having fun competing at the highest level and doing what she loves. Here, in her own words, Simone takes you through the events, challenges, and trials that carried her from an early childhood in foster care to a coveted spot on the 2016 Olympic team.

Along the way, Simone shares the details of her inspiring personal story—one filled with the kinds of daily acts of courage that led her, and can lead you, to even the most unlikely of dreams.

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