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ASBURY PARK BOOKS  - Glory Days

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Asbury Park's Glory Days - PAPER BACK EDITION
Subtitle: The Story of an American Resort
Author: Helen-Chantal Pike
Pages: 240 pages. 26 color and 190 b&w illustrations
Publication Date: May 2007

Asbury Park's Glory Days

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Praise for Asbury Park's Glory Days

"Ms. Pike spares neither villain nor hero in her saga of her favorite resort. There are mobsters and stand-up clergymen; showgirls and shopkeepers; restaurateurs with class and the classy people who kept them in business. Most of all, there are the little stories told by just plain folks interspersed throughout Ms. Pike's historical narrative."- New York Times

Winner of the 2005 New Jersey Author Award for Scholarly Non-Fiction from the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance


Description:

Long before Bruce Springsteen picked up a guitar; before Danny DeVito drove a taxi; before Jack Nicholson flew over the cuckoo's nest, Asbury Park was a seashore Shangri-La filled with shimmering odes to civic greatness, world-renowned baby parades, temples of retail, and atmospheric movie palaces. It was a magnet for tourists, a summer vacation mecca-to some degree New Jersey's own Coney Island.

In Asbury Park's Glory Days, award-winning author Helen-Chantal Pike chronicles the city's heyday-the ninety-year period between 1890 and 1980. Pike illuminates the historical conditions contributing to the town's cycle of booms and recessions. She investigates the factors that influenced these peaks, such as location, lodging, dining, nightlife, merchandising, and immigration, and how and why millions of people spent their leisure time within this one-square-mile boundary on the northern coast of the state. Pike also includes an epilogue describing recent attempts to resurrect this once-vibrant city.

From the webmaster: I have an autographed copy!  This is a great book to keep in your living room. Between Helen's book and this website, you get a true feel of Asbury Park's past, present and future.

 

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