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Author Mappen, Marc.
Title There's more to New Jersey than the Sopranos / Marc Mappen.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, [2009]

Subject New Jersey -- History.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 210 pages) : illustrations, map
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents How we got to where we are -- When prehistoric elephants roamed New Jersey -- New Jersey was paradise -- Move over, Betsy Ross -- Good golly, Miss Molly -- The Caldwell murder case -- "The cow chace" -- Classical gas -- The congressman's cold -- The first flight -- John Adams's ass -- Man eats tomato and lives! -- Explosion on the USS Princeton -- Two New Jersey soldiers in Confederate prisons -- General Grant skips the theater -- The Jersey general and the secret of Custer's last stand -- Poor Mary Smith -- Mrs. Stanton steps out in Tenafly -- It's about time -- Leprosy in the laundry -- Stephen Crane gets into trouble -- The ghostly sphynx of Metedeconk -- Annie Oakley lived in Nutley, New Jersey -- Scandal at the girl's reform school -- Alice goes for a drive -- Billy Sunday came to Trenton on Monday -- Ezra Pound insults Newark -- Cher ami -- The poet, the athlete, and the war to end all wars -- The applejack campaign -- Swan song for Shoeless Joe -- The tragic fall of the Mexican Lindberg -- On the boardwalk with Al Capone -- The Morro Castle mystery -- The rise and fall of a great detective -- Mommy was a commie -- The Martian invasion -- When New Jersey was a Nazi target -- Teleporting penguin lands in New Jersey -- The serpent in the garden state: a brief history of corruption -- Postscript: how to write an encyclopedia of New Jersey in nine easy years -- Suggestions for further reading.
Summary In this lively romp through history from the primitive past to the present day, MarcMappen's message resonatesùThere's More to New Jersey than the Sopranos. Real tales, wise tales, tall tales abound throughout the pages of Mappen's collection, filled with zest, humor, scandal, and occasionally tragedy. Providing a lens into American history through lively prose and more than twenty-five illustrations, this book is as much fun as a trip to the Jersey Shore and definitely more rewarding than a night home watching televisionù simply stated, this book is one you can't refuse to.
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ISBN 9780813548449 (electronic bk.)
0813548446 (electronic bk.)
0813545862 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813545868 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780813545868 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 593315792
Additional Format Print version: Mappen, Marc. There's more to New Jersey than the Sopranos. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rivergate Books, ©2009 9780813545868 (DLC) 2008048066 (OCoLC)269282232