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It Happened In New Jersey

Author: Fran Capo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762789220
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From its beginning as a small but sought-after European outpost, New Jersey has played a key role in the establishment and growth of the New World. One of the thirteen original Colonies, New Jersey today is well known for its progressive-minded residents who take pride in their state’s long history. It Happened In New Jersey goes behind the scenes to tell its story, in short episodes that reveal the intriguing people and events that have shaped the Garden State. Learn about John Honeyman, a Patriot spy who risked his life for George Washington’s troops, effectively turning the tide of the American Revolution. Relive the legendary blizzard of 1888, a deadly "perfect storm" of frigid temperatures and historic snowfall that swept in without warning and paralyzed the East Coast for days. Laugh till your sides hurt through a humorous retelling of the 1938 farcical “news” radio broadcast that sent panicked listeners fleeing for their lives from an imaginary alien invasion. Follow the now-famous "Jersey Baboon" as she tweets her adventures while scampering through the yards of unsuspecting neighbors after her escape from a zoo.

Good Night New Jersey

Author: Dennis Clark
Publisher: Good Night Books
ISBN: 1602199256
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From the Jersey Shore to the Palisades, this charming board book captures the true spirit of the Garden State. Young children will be captivated by the memorable sites and attractions New Jersey offers, including the Atlantic Ocean and sandy beaches, fishing boats, rafting the Delaware Water Gap, blueberry farms in the Pine Barrens, Lucy the Elephant, Asbury Park, Adventure Aquarium, Lakota Wolf Preserve, lighthouses, and more.

New Jersey

Author: Joseph G. Bilby
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594162770
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The military history of New Jersey, from New Netherland's struggles with the Lenape through colonial wars of empire to twenty-first-century conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, is extensive and significant. New Jersey justly earned the title "Crossroads of the Revolution" in the War for Independence, and made a significant contribution to the Union victory in the Civil War. The state's position along the Atlantic Coast brought war to the home front in 1812, 1918, and 1942. New Jersey was also the site of Bergen County's Camp Merritt, which processed most of the American soldiers who went overseas in World War I, Fort Dix, a major training base, and Fort Monmouth, a center for military technology development in the twentieth century. New Jersey: A Military History by military historian Joseph G. Bilby tells the long, diverse, and sometimes complicated story of New Jersey's citizens and their significant and continuing role in America's defense. Over more than 350 years as a colony and state, hundreds of thousands of New Jersey residents have served in regular armed forces, militia, and National Guard units or in direct support of those organizations. New Jerseyans in the military include General "Scotch Willie" Maxwell of Sussex County, an unappreciated Revolutionary War master tactician; First Sergeant George Ashby of Allentown, of Company H, 45th United States Colored Infantry, the state's last surviving Civil War veteran; Clara Maas of Newark, a nurse who sacrificed her life in the effort to eradicate Yellow Fever; Captain William J. Reddan, who led his company into hell during the Meuse-Argonne offensive in 1918; and Medal of Honor winner John Basilone, whose sense of duty and honor led him to return to combat and death in World War II. Complete with maps, an annotated list of historical sites in the state, and further reading, New Jersey: A Military History is an important reference for those interested in the role of the Garden State in our nation's wars.

It Came From New Jersey

Author: Tim Jacobus
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780590108539
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The illustrator of the "Goosebumps" series' covers provides an inside look at his life, from his childhood and earliest attempts at drawing to his rise to stardom.

Jersey Justice

Author: Cathy D. Knepper
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813552079
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The case of the Trenton Six attracted international attention in its time (1948–1952) and was once known as the “northern Scottsboro Boys case.” Yet, there is no memory of it. The shame of racism evident in the case has been nearly erased from the public record. Now, historian Cathy D. Knepper takes us back to the courtroom to make us aware of this shocking chapter in American history. Jersey Justice: The Story of the Trenton Six begins in 1948 when William Horner, an elderly junk dealer, was murdered in his downtown Trenton shop. Over a two-week period, six local African American men were arrested and charged with collectively killing Horner. Violating every rule in the book, the Trenton police held the six men in incommunicado detention, without warrants, and threatened them until they confessed. At the end of the trial the all-white jury sentenced the six men to die in the electric chair. That might have been the end of the story were it not for the tireless efforts of Bessie Mitchell, the sister of one of the accused men. Undaunted by the refusal of the NAACP and the ACLU to help appeal the conviction of the Trenton Six, Mitchell enlisted the aid of the Civil Rights Congress, ultimately taking the case as far as the New Jersey Supreme Court. Along the way, the Trenton Six garnered the attention and involvement of many prominent activists, politicians, and artists, including Paul Robeson, Thurgood Marshall, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pete Seeger, Arthur Miller, and Albert Einstein. Jersey Justice brings to light a shameful moment in our nation’s history, but it also tells the story of a personal battle for social justice that changed America.

Twelve Days Of Terror

Author: M. G. D. Fernicola
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149302325X
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Upon the 100th anniversary of the most terrifying stretch of shark attacks in American history--a wave said to have been the inspiration for Jaws--comes a reissue of the classic Lyons Press account and investigation. In July 1916, a time when World War I loomed over America and New York City was in the midst of a deadly polio epidemic, the tri-state area sought relief at the Jersey shore. The Atlantic’s refreshing waters proved to be utterly inhospitable, however. In just twelve days, four swimmers were violently and fatally mauled in separate shark attacks, and a fifth swimmer escaped an attack within inches of his life. In this thoroughly researched account, Dr. Richard Fernicola, the leading expert on the attacks, presents a riveting portrait, investigation, and scientific analysis of the terrifying days against the colorful backdrop of America in 1916 in Twelve Days of Terror.

The Naked Truth

Author: Danielle Staub
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439182918
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Meet the Real Danielle… You’ve seen her on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, turning heads, raising eyebrows, and igniting feuds with her feisty suburban neighbors. Now, the always fascinating Danielle Staub gets real about her scandalous past in the year’s most explosive tell-all memoir. . . . When she signed on to appear in a reality TV show, Danielle had no idea what she was getting herself into. Hoping for a new lease on life after her recent divorce, the single mother of two became the target of vicious gossip, heated arguments, and endless controversy. When her housewife costars confronted her with the true crime book written about her ex-husband, the you-know-what hit the fan. Danielle knew she could no longer keep her checkered past a secret—and she had to set the record straight. This is the real Danielle Staub, in her own words, as you’ve never seen her before. The child of an unmarried Italian teenager, Danielle was born in Pennsylvania (under the name Beverly Merrill) after her mother was pressured by her well-to-do family to leave Italy and not return until after she’d put her baby up for adoption. After years of sexual abuse, she fled to Miami, where she became a model, living the kind of lifestyle she could only dream of as a child. She partied like a rock star and with them as well, but ended up marrying a deceitful man who held dangerous secrets of his own. Soon Danielle was caught up in a tangled web of lies, drugs, and abuse that landed her in the hospital more than once. How she survived—leaving her husband, changing her name, and finally giving birth to two lovely daughters—is one shocking story you have to read to believe. If you thought The Real Housewives of New Jersey gave you the real story of Danielle Staub, you don’t know the half of it. Filled with glamour and grit, heartbreak and heroism, this brave, no-holds-barred memoir reveals the naked truth behind reality TV’s most talked-about star. “You either love me or you hate me, there is no in between .” —Danielle Staub For the first time ever, one of the stars of the hit television show The Real Housewives of New Jersey tells her side of the story, including . . . • The truth behind Cop Without a Badge, the book that shocked the other housewives in the first season’s explosive finale. • Her flashy, fast-paced life as a Miami model—and exotic dancer. • Her controversial arrest and time spent in prison. • Her wild hookups with famous celebrities, including an Olympian and a Miami Vice star. • Her abusive childhood, rocky marriages, stormy divorces—and her triumphant rise as one of television’s most intriguing personalities. It’s all here—and all real—in this straight-from-the-hip memoir from the Real Housewife who has all of New Jersey talking . . . and the whole world watching.

Cop Without A Badge

Author: Charles Kipps
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439176375
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What's the difference between a cop and Kevin Maher? Kevin doesn't have a badge. And he doesn't play by the rules. Cop Without A Badge tracks confidential informant Kevin Maher as he helps the NYPD, the FBI, and many other law enforcement agencies solve cases that range from robbery to extortion to homicide. In the process, Kevin becomes the highest paid CI the DEA ever had. But Kevin's motives are more complicated than simply money. Having been arrested for Grand Theft Auto at the age of sixteen, his felony conviction prevents him from being what he always wanted to be: a police officer. So now he's out to prove to himself he truly is what he could've been. A cop. Even without a badge. Kevin Maher was 39 years old and living in New Jersey in 1996 when Cop Without A Badge was first published. Maher now works as a private investigator in the state of California.

Cengage Advantage Books Introduction To Business Law

Author: Jeffrey F. Beatty
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133709109
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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E presents the full range of business law topics in a series of brief, quick-reading chapters, perfect for single-semester or one-quarter courses. Accurate, comprehensive, and extremely reader-friendly, INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW, 4E uses an innovative storytelling style to bring cases and legal concepts to life. Plus, it highlights the material's business applications, so students can envision how they'll apply the content in their careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.