By James F. Broderick
For three hundred years, New Jersey writers, books, and historic occasions have contributed to shaping the cultural panorama of the kingdom, and but the country isn't credited for its various contributions to American letters and folklore. Paging New Jersey is simply the ebook for these drawn to uncovering a treasure trove of data concerning the backyard State’s key function within the production of U.S. literary and well known culture. New Jersey writers from Stephen Crane to Toni Morrison are incorporated in addition to longtime Camden resident Walt Whitman and Newark local Philip Roth.
James F. Broderick’s specified examine the state’s literary and cultural historical past solutions exciting Jersey-related questions comparable to: how writer Peter Benchley acquired the belief for Jaws; the place Aaron Burr shot Alexander Hamilton; why the Hindenberg exploded over Lakehurst in 1937; and the place to discover assist in finding Captain Kidd’s buried treasure alongside the Jersey Shore. most folk recognize that television’s fictional Tony Soprano lives in New Jersey, yet what in regards to the state’s other mobsters— The real “goombahs?” who're they and what have those specific Jersey devils written?
Full of remark, biographical info, and history—along with advised interpreting lists— Paging New Jersey is a crash direction in Jerseyana. in the event you dwell within the kingdom, expatriots, and certain, even those that imagine all New Jersey has to provide is the Turnpike, Broderick’s attractive but realized ebook presents an interesting examine the backyard State’s wealthy cultural heritage.
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