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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 ÝÝIn West Milford, previously unpublished images of these places and events bring the past to light, providing insight into the townshipís rich and diverse history.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(0x2bcc570) - 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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The Early Germans Of New Jersey: Their History, Churches, And Genealogies -Theodore F Chambers - THE EARLY GERMANS OF NEW JERSEY: THEIR HISTORY, CHURCHES AND GENEALOGIES
By Theodore Frelinghuysen Chambers


Preface

This work is the result of an attempt to discover the exact time of the first settlement of New Jersey by people of the German race. It is believed that this fact has been ascertained with sufficient certainty. Between 1710 and 1713 nearly all palatines, who have left any trace of their presence, began to arrive in the State and to fulfill their important part in the upbuilding of this commonwealth.

In the course of this investigation extending, as it needs must do, in so many directions and having to do with so many records, a large amount of valuable material would naturally accumulate. This has appeared to the author to be worth preserving, even though the labor and expense and risk of so large a book would be required for that purpose.

In tracing the families of the early settlers resort has been had to the records at Newton, Belvidere, Flemington, Somerville and Morristown. Every one of the 62 books of wills at Trenton was examined separately. The church records of Stillwater, German Valley, New Germantown, Lebanon and Mount Pleasant, were carefully compiled. To gather additional data the inscriptions in 31 cemeteries from Newton to Flemington, including those of Lamington, Bedminster and Somerville, were copied. Every county, church and family history procurable was consulted, and on this account the writer feels warranted in saying that the genealogies are as complete and accurate as they can be made. . .


Contents

PART I.
I. The Celebration
II. Our German Forefathers
III. The Moravians
IV. The German Emigration
V. The German Immigrants
VI. Early Church History
VII. Rev. Carl Rudolph
VIII. Rev. John Albert Weygand
IX. Rev. Ludolph Heinrich Schrenck
X. The Muhlenbergs
XI. New Germantown and German Valley
XII. The German Reformed
XIII. Fairmount Presbyterian Church
XIV. Reformed Church of Lebanon
XV. Settlers of Upper German Valley
XVI. Settlers of German Valley
XVII. Settlers of Lower Valley
XVIII. Settlers of Unionville
XIX. Settlers of Schooley's Mountain
XX. Schooley's Mountain Presbyterian Church
XXI. Presbyterian Church of Pleasant Grove
XXII. Settlers of Tewksbury Township
XXIII. Settlers from Southold and Southampton
XXIV. Chester Congregational Church
XXV. Chester Presbyterian Church
XXVI. Spruce Run—"Swake"—Clarksville Lutheran Churches

PART II.
Genealogies

Abel 227; Adams 229; Aller 230; Alpock 231; Ammerman 234; Anthony 235; Apgar 236; Appelman 243; Aree 243; Ayres 244; Axford 248. . .

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This book has been carefully crafted to utilize the original images of antique books rather than error-prone OCR text. This also preserves the work of the original typesetters of these classics, unknown craftsmen who laid out the text, often by hand, of each and every page you will read. Their subtle art involving judgment and interaction with the text is in many ways superior and more human than the mechanical methods utilized today, and gave each book a unique, hand-crafted feel in its text that connected the reader organically to the art of bindery and book-making.

We think these benefits are worth the occasional imperfection resulting from the age of these books at the time of scanning, and their vintage feel provides a connection to the past that goes beyond the mere words of the text.

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New Jersey Then and Now (Then & Now Thunder Bay) -David Veasey - - Used Book in Good Condition
Picture this: wooden piers, grand hotels, and swimmers of all ages frolicking in the surf. That was Atlantic City--then. Through the years, the boardwalk has changed, but today the casinos still draw millions of visitors each year. Now try to imagine the George Washington Bridge connecting New Jersey to New York City as it did in the 1930s. Or the vast miles of highway that make up the New Jersey Turnpike in the 1950s. Can’t picture it? With New Jersey Then and Now, time turns back right before your eyes!

This fascinating photo book shows how New Jersey--from the sprawling campuses of Princeton and Rutgers Universities to the shores of Cape May--has grown and changed over the years. From Einstein’s home to the spot where the Hindenberg tragically landed to Ellis Island, the state’s newest addition, New Jersey Then and Now offers a complete look at the past and present of the Garden State!

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Envisioning New Jersey: An Illustrated History of the Garden State (Rivergate Regionals Collection) -ARRAY(0x2b93810) -
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.

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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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The History of New Jersey from Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time - -

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This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.

As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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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 Folk Revival Music: History & Tradition -Michael C. Gabriele - New Jersey shaped folk revival music into an art form. The saga began with the bawdy tunes sung in colonial-era taverns and continued with the folk songs that echoed through the Pine Barrens. "Guitar Mania" became a phenomenon in the 1800s, and twentieth-century studio recordings in Camden were monumental. Performances by legendary artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez and Bob Dylan spotlighted the state's folk revival movement and led to a flourishing community of folk organizations, festivals and open-mic nights at village coffeehouses. Author Michael Gabriele traces the evolution and living history of folk revival music in the Garden State and how it has changed the lives of people on stage and in the audience.

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Fallen Generals: The History of the New Jersey Generals, the USFL's Glamour Team (1983-1986) -Curtis Walker - In 1983, America began a brief flirtation with spring football as the United States Football League made its debut. With the signing of Heisman winner Herschel Walker, the New Jersey Generals were instantly thrust into national prominence. One year later, the team's profile would continue to grow after real estate magnate Donald Trump purchased the Generals, and over the next two years, he would spare no expense to bring in more star-quality talent. Easily his biggest coup was the signing of Boston College's Doug Flutie, college football's most prolific passer, giving the Generals their second Heisman winner in three years. Relive this unique era of professional football from its inception to its unnecessary downfall with this detailed week-by-week history of the USFL's marquee franchise. Included are Generals and league news, statistics, lineups and play-by-play.

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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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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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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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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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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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Road Biking™ Washington, D.C. (Road Biking Series) -Michael Leccese - - Author: Michael Leccese and Rolf Pemberton - ISBN: 9780762723058
This completely revised, redesigned, and updated edition of Short Bike Rides Washington, D.C. presents over 30 great rides in and around the nation's capital. Includes maps and detailed route descriptions for each ride.

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Road Biking™ Western Pennsylvania (Road Biking Series) -Jim Homerosky -
Designed for the avid cyclist, this guide offers 40 of the best bicycle rides in western Pennsylvania, ranging from easy day trips to long tours that will challenge even the most seasoned veteran. Highly detailed directions and route maps help make this book an indispensable resource.

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New Jersey at War

The Jersey Brothers: A Missing Naval Officer in the Pacific and His Family's Quest to Bring Him Home -Sally Mott Freeman - 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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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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A History Of The Second Regiment, N. G. N. J. Second New Jersey Volunteers, Spanish War, Fifth New Jersey Infantry (1908) - - This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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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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The Ragged Road to Abolition: Slavery and Freedom in New Jersey, 1775-1865 -James J. Gigantino II -

Contrary to popular perception, slavery persisted in the North well into the nineteenth century. This was especially the case in New Jersey, the last northern state to pass an abolition statute, in 1804. Because of the nature of the law, which freed children born to enslaved mothers only after they had served their mother's master for more than two decades, slavery continued in New Jersey through the Civil War. Passage of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865 finally destroyed its last vestiges.

The Ragged Road to Abolition chronicles the experiences of slaves and free blacks, as well as abolitionists and slaveholders, during slavery's slow northern death. Abolition in New Jersey during the American Revolution was a contested battle, in which constant economic devastation and fears of freed blacks overrunning the state government limited their ability to gain freedom. New Jersey's gradual abolition law kept at least a quarter of the state's black population in some degree of bondage until the 1830s. The sustained presence of slavery limited African American community formation and forced Jersey blacks to structure their households around multiple gradations of freedom while allowing New Jersey slaveholders to participate in the interstate slave trade until the 1850s. Slavery's persistence dulled white understanding of the meaning of black freedom and helped whites to associate "black" with "slave," enabling the further marginalization of New Jersey's growing free black population.

By demonstrating how deeply slavery influenced the political, economic, and social life of blacks and whites in New Jersey, this illuminating study shatters the perceived easy dichotomies between North and South or free states and slave states at the onset of the Civil War.

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Stories of New Jersey -Frank Richard Stockton - Frank Richard Stockton was a popular 19th century American author who remains best known for writing a series of acclaimed children's fairy tales. His books are still read across the world today.

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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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Official register of the officers and men of New Jersey in the revolutionary war -William Scudder Stryker - 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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New Jersey Women in World War II (Military) -Patricia Chappine - Real-life Rosie the Riveters worked the lines in New Jerseys factories, such as those of General Motors Eastern Aircraft Division, while women on the vulnerable coast enforced blackout orders. Others sold war bonds, planted victory gardens and conserved materials for the war effort. Thousands more served as nurses and in branches of the armed forces like the Womens Army Corps and the U.S. Navys Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. African American women fought a double warone against the nations enemies and another against discrimination. Historian Patricia Chappine explores the pivotal roles that New Jersey women played in World War II.

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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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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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The Life and Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth: The Architect Who Shaped Paterson, NJ and Its People -Richard E. Polton - - Used Book in Good Condition
In 1888, a young Dartmouth College alumnus from a distinguished New Hampshire family arrived in Paterson, New Jersey to pursue his dream of becoming an architect.  He settled in a dynamic and fast growing city where fortunes were being made in silk, commerce and heavy industry.  His practice took root and within years he was designing homes, commercial buildings and institutions for the area's leading citizens.  His buildings are thoughtful, well designed and typify the architecture of their time.

As Paterson changed, Wentworth found an unlikely client who transformed his career.  Jacob Fabian, a Jewish entrepreneur, engaged Wentworth to design elaborate and highly designed movie palaces throughout New Jersey.  The buildings helped define the movie palace prototype. Fabian's success grew at a time of Jewish anxiety regarding their role in the city of Paterson and the nation at large.  With the support from Fabian, Wentworth became the architect for the institutions of Jewish life in Paterson. These buildings shaped generations of immigrants and their children -- the author among them.

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

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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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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A Field Guide to Gettysburg, Second Edition: Experiencing the Battlefield through Its History, Places, and People -ARRAY(0x2c3d118) - This second, updated edition of the acclaimed A Field Guide to Gettysburg will lead visitors to every important site across the battlefield and also give them ways to envision the action and empathize with the soldiers involved and the local people into whose lives and lands the battle intruded. Both Carol Reardon and Tom Vossler are themselves experienced guides who understand what visitors to Gettysburg are interested in, but they also bring the unique perspectives of a scholar and a former army officer. Divided into three day-long tours, this newly improved and expanded edition offers important historical background and context for the reader while providing answers to six key questions: What happened here? Who fought here? Who commanded here? Who fell here? Who lived here? And what did the participants have to say about it later?

With new stops, maps, and illustrations, the second edition of A Field Guide to Gettysburg remains the most comprehensive guide to the events and history of this pivotal battle of the Civil War.

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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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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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Fishing in New Jersey

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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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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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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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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Gone Fishin' The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey -Manny Luftglass and Ron Bern - - Used Book in Good Condition With a new foreword by David Chanda, Director, N. J. Division of Fish and Wildlife, this book covers the top places to fish in the Garden State, freshwater and saltwater alike. The book was first published by Rutgers University Press and they sold out all three editions and turned the rights over to Gone Fishin' Enterprises to reprint it in 8/08. The new book covers two more locations and now gives G. P. S. numbers for eight Artificial Reef sites. Wherever an angler wants to fish, and whatever they seek to catch, "Gone Fishin' The 100 Best Spots in New Jersey" gives directions to each venue, as well as what kinds of fish can be found thereat and how to catch them!

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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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Spruce Run Reservoir Fishing Map (New Jersey Fishing Series, A306) -Fishing Hot Spots - - Waterproof - Depth contours - Boat rmaps - Fishing info - GPS way points A waterproof fishing map for this popular New Jersey lake. The map includes depth contours, fishing tips, NOAA data, fishing tips and techniques, lat/long grid for GPS use, and boat ramps.

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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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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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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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Hiking New Jersey: A Guide To 50 Of The Garden State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series) -ARRAY(0x2c43f30) - - Decoste & Dupont Jr - Hiking New Jersey - Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides

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 Birds: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar Species (A Pocket Naturalist Guide) -ARRAY(0x2c52728) - - 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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American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New Jersey (American Birding Association State Field) -Rick Wright - From High Point State Park to Cape May Point, New Jersey is home to an amazing diversity of birds. More than 375 species nest in the dozens of state parks, forests, and natural areas created by local, state, and national authorities, from the centimeters-long ruby-throated hummingbird to large raptors such as the bald eagle. This guide to the Garden State's birds features 255 bird species in their natural habitats, presented in stunning color photographs complemented by detailed information on habitats, vocalizations, and when and where to see them. The birds are organized by species for quick reference, and the book includes a complete state bird list and a directory of birding destinations. This is an excellent resource for birdwatchers and nature enthusiasts who want to learn more about New Jersey's natural history and the diversity of its birds.

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New Jersey Beach Diver, The Diver's Guide to New Jersey Beach Diving Sites -ARRAY(0x240eee0) - - Used Book in Good Condition New Jersey Beach Diver, The Diver's Guide to New Jersey Beach Diving Sites is the most comprehensive, accurate illustrated collection of information, photographs, sketches and stories ever written about beach diving off New Jersey's coast. This exciting new book contains everything divers need to know about exploring over 34 dive sites, including 25 shipwrecks as well as jetties, inlets and bottle dives. This book is packed with accurate information pertaining to car directions, dive site conditions and historical information. New Jersey Beach Diver conatins over 100 illustrations with 60 color photographs, 21 black & white historical images, and 20 triangulation sketches plus one map. After reading New Jersey Beach Diver, divers will not only have had a nostalgic glimpse into the history of many beach accesible shipwrecks, but will know where to go to catch lobsters and where the best bottle dive site are located. New Jersey Beach Diver contains a wealth of information complied by Daniel Berg and Denise Berg, Howard Rothweiler and Bill Davis. New Jersey Beach Diver is sure to complement the library of divers, fisherman, marine historians, armchair sailors or anyone with a general interest in history, diving or the sea.

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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 - - 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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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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New Jersey State Parks Camping & Recreation Guide -Scott Zamek - - Author: Scott Zamek - ISBN: 9780811734738 The Garden State is rife with beautiful natural areas preserved by the state park system. This is a comprehensive guide to camping, hiking, boating, and other recreation to be enjoyed in New Jersey's state parks. Packed with detailed maps, the book includes useful trail descriptions, helpful tips on finding the best campsites for your needs, and expert advice on a range of activities, from birding and fishing to hoseback riding, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing.

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