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Down The Jersey Shore Hardcover – November 1, 1993


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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press (November 1, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0813519950
  • ISBN-13: 978-0813519951
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,822,538 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Freelance writer Roberts and Youmans, a former editor of Coast , have written a lively appreciation of the heritage of the New Jersey shore. They place the shore in the context of American history, also offering histories of beach towns, lighthouses, and the shore's life-saving services. The chronicle ranges from the history of the Miss America pageant to the evolution of the boardwalk, from local ghost stories to the shore's celebrity visitors and residents, and from the stories behind tourist attractions to accounts of such traditional crafts as boat-building. This affectionate portrait of the New Jersey shore's past is enhanced by photographs and includes a good bibliography. Recommended for regional collections.
- Wendy Knickerbocker, Rhode Island Coll. Lib., Providence
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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"Freelance writer Roberts and Youmans, a former editor of Coast , have written a lively appreciation of the heritage of the New Jersey shore. They place the shore in the context of American history, also offering histories of beach towns, lighthouses, and the shore's life-saving services. The chronicle ranges from the history of the Miss America pageant to the evolution of the boardwalk, from local ghost stories to the shore's celebrity visitors and residents, and from the stories behind tourist attractions to accounts of such traditional crafts as boat-building. This affectionate portrait of the New Jersey shore's past is enhanced by photographs and includes a good bibliography. Recommended for regional collections. -- Wendy Knickerbocker, Rhode Island Coll. Lib., Providence

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By "bob946" on October 7, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Roberts' "Down the Jersey Shore" is packed with historical facts, photos and information. While his style is scholarly, he seems to neglect the passionate side of life in this special place. I found myself hoping he would explore the contemporary shore lifestyle, as a compliment to his historical fact-finding.
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I grew up on the jersey shore (Monmouth County) and spent summers working at Island Beach State Park in Ocean County. This book gives wonderful accouts of the people and places for which I hold such fond memories. It is well written and includes many old photos of the shore and it's people.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 16, 1998
Format: Paperback
A surprisingly enjoyable history of the New Jersey Shore. An easy read that is worth picking up over and over. One point: the author says that the Twin Lights at Navesink Highlands sit on the highest point on the eastern seaboard. That's accuarte only for NJ seaboard; Staten Island NY is the highest point on the Atlantic, eastern seaboard -- from my history. Regardless, read this book; it's a joy.
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