There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos


Marc Mappen, recently retired director of the New Jersey Historical Commission and friend of the store, wrote a quirky interesting book on New Jersy history, often compiled from articles he wrote for the New York Times.  I have some at the store!

Praise for There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos

“This is a delightful and informative book–where scholarship meets Weird New Jersey. Mappen is truly New Jersey’s master historical storyteller. “—Mark Lender, Kean University

“So, you think you know New Jersey history? Well, think again.  In There’s More to New Jersey than the Sopranos, Marc Mappen provides readers with dozens of fascinating Jersey stories.  From long-buried mastodons to menacing Martians, it is all here. This book is a must-read.”—Dr. Richard Veit, Department of History and Anthropology, Monmouth University

“Mappen pulls out little-known tidbits in our state’s history to illustrate a long-standing assertion by many historians that it is difficult to find national and international events without some link to New Jersey. Mappen makes a sound argument to lift our state from a punchline to a more suitable noble station in our hearts and minds.”—Asbury Park Press/Home News Tribune/Courier News/Daily Record 2/28/10

Classics Used and Rare Books.  117 S. Warren, Trenton.  609-394-8400.

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