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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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813540870
ISBN-10: 0813540879
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 216mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Rivergate Books
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publish Date: 30-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Helen-Chantal Pike

Helen-Chantal Pike is the author of many books including Greetings from New Jersey: A Postcard Tour of the Garden State (Rutgers University Press). She lectures in media and teaches writing while researching her next book.

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