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It helps to be Italian-American and to have grown up in the City of Trenton of New Jersey for this book to be of substantial interest to the reader. I am Italian-American and I did grow up in Trenton. Like many Italian-American Trentonians, "The Burg", the Chambersburg section of Trenton, had a significant role in my coming through the maturity process. The Burg was where my grandmother lived, where we'd go Saturday mornings to buy Italian food delicacies, where I'd walk through on my way to and from high school everyday, given that Trenton High was across the street from The Burg, where I'd get my fountain made cherry-coke after the end of the high school day, and where Dad and I went to see semi-pro baseball on warm summer evenings. Because of my close association with The Burg, I found fascinating this highly informative exposition on how The Burg came to be what it was when I was growing up, an Italian-American ghetto, I guess, and what happened to it after I left Trenton, left New Jersey, left the Northeast part of our country.
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