Asbury Park's Glory Days: The Story of an American Resort

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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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Helen-Chantal Pike is a freelance writer, photographer, and lecturer. Her works have been published in the New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Christian Science Monitor, Vermont Life, and New Jersey Monthly. For three years she was a travel columnist for the Boston Herald.

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"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 also includes an epilogue discribing recent attempts to resurrect this once-vibrant city." (Princeton Packet 2007-06-29)

"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)

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