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Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike

by Angus K. Gillespie

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  • 13 Currently reading

Published by Rutgers University Press in New Brunswick .
Written in English

    Places:
  • New Jersey Turnpike (N.J.),
  • New Jersey
    • Subjects:
    • New Jersey Turnpike (N.J.),
    • New Jersey -- Description and travel

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-214).

      StatementAngus Kress Gillespie and Michael Aaron Rockland ; illustrations by Ruth Strohl-Palmer.
      ContributionsRockland, Michael Aaron.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHE356.N5 G54 1989
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxix, 219 p. :
      Number of Pages219
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2187918M
      ISBN 100813514665
      LC Control Number89006085

      The Garden State Parkway has transformed the lives of New Jersey residents since opening in Spanning miles from Cape May to the New York State line, it has fostered tourism to the Jersey Shore and given commuters an easier way to get to work. Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll had envisioned the impact a new highway could have on the state, and a large team of planners, engineers, and 5/5(2).   America is a song written by Paul Simon in and recorded by Simon & Garfunkel for their album Bookends This folk/pop song was released as .

      "Otherwise, it would be too soft," said Angus K. Gillespie, a Rutgers University American Studies professor who co-authored the book "Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike. "Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike," by Angus Kress Gillespie and Michael Aaron Rockland," pages, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, N.J., $Author: Carl Schoettler.

        And walked off to look for America Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike They've all come to look for America America (Live at Central Park, New York, NY - . But Angus Kress Gillespie, a professor of American studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and the coauthor of a book called Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike, said finding such ancient relics when roadways and the areas around them are developed is an important but not necessarily rare find in the Garden State.


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Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike by Angus K. Gillespie Download PDF EPUB FB2

As this excerpt from the preface suggests, looking for America is a book about American values as much it is a book about a road that crosses the state of New Jersey. About the Author Angus Kress Gillespie and Michael Aaron Rockland teach in the American Studies Department at Rutgers by: 3.

Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike is not a book one would normally rush out to read, but after reading several favorable reviews I gave it a chance and discovered to my delight it was impossible to put down. The authors, two Rutgers/5.

as this excerpt from the preface suggests, looking for America is a book about American values as much it is a book about a road that crosses the state of New Jersey. Gillespie and Rockland, both Rutgers University professors, have written a sensitive, highly accessible treatise on America's most important artery, the New Jersey Turnpike/5(6).

An off-beat look at all facets of Turnpike life: the building of New Jersey's most famous road; its toll collectors; rest areas; the people with the turnpike as a neighbor; and more. The Courier-Post. A fascinating account of the best known landmark in the Garden State—the New Jersey TurnpikePrice: $ New Jersey is not all oil refineries (exit 12 & 13), huge megawarehouses (exit 8A) or bland suburban sprawl (exit 9 & 10), but since millions of people from around the globe have traveled on this road to or from Newark Airport or along the Northeast, they think that what they see along the Turnpike is typical to the Garden State (yes, we still 5/5(2).

To sum it all up, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike is essentially the bible of the Turnpike. Though it can be a little dry, and is somewhat outdated, the book is still entertaining and informative. I found this book fascinating and times frightening.

Who knew what control the turnpike authority had over the people who use the road. The turnpike itself is an engineering marvel, the triumph of function over form, and its route through the ugliest parts of the state encourage New Jersey's bad reputation.5/5(1).

The New Jersey Turnpike shapes the state. The road is a triumph of function over form. It is the busiest toll road in the nation. New Jersey is a machine in the garden. The nickname, the Garden State, is, in some respects, bizarre.

On the New Jersey Turnpike the patrons are treated like vagrants. The message is keep moving/5. American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike: Gillespie, Angus K., Rockland, Michael Aaron, Strohl-Palmer, Ruth: : Libros/5(4). Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike Angus Kress Gillespie, Author, Michael Aaron Rockland, With Rutgers University Press $ (p) ISBN Buy this book.

Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Angus K. To look for America "Kathy", I said As we boarded a Greyhound in Pittsburgh Michigan seems like a dream to me now It took me four days On the New Jersey Turnpike They've all come To look for America All come to look for America All come to look for America Submit Corrections.

Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike by Michael Aaron Rockland and Angus Kress Gillespie (, Paperback) 1 product rating average based on 1 product ratingRatings: 1.

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Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike Arrangement: This series is arranged with files about the book and its publication coming before files pertaining to the individual book chapters.

The non-chapter material is filed alphabetically, and the chapter material is filed first by chapter number, then by material type (i.e., background material and notes for a particular chapters are.

A book he co-wrote, Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike (Rutgers) was chosen by the New Jersey State Library as one of the "Ten Best Books Ever Written on New Jersey or by a New Jerseyan." His latest books are The George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel (Rutgers), Stones, a novel, and two memoirs, An American Diplomat in Franco.

Rockland, who joined colleague Angus K. Gillespie in writing the book "Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike," wrote back and said they didn’t want to hang anybody — but thought it. Happily, ''Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike'' by Angus Kress Gillespie and Michael Aaron Rockland steers clear of any.

The first, which he co-authored, was Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike. The book documented the Turnpike as "the purest expression of a distinctly American industrial esthetic". Snowshoeing Through Sewers included stories such as "Afoot in New Jersey", about an ambulatory pilgrimage he made across the : (age 83–84).

Michael Aaron Rockland is a professor of American studies at Rutgers, New Brunswick. Among his many books is “Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike.” By Jacqueline Cutler |. But when Michael Rockland was researching his book "Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike", he found a strange beauty in the .A Bliss Case was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year" BUY THE BOOK from Coffee House Press BUY THE BOOK from Amazon: Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike co-author Angus Kress Gillespie (Rutgers University Press, ) " A lively, informative, thoroughly entertaining examination of this most American of highwaysVivid.