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  • Daniel Weeks

Short Histories of Monmouth and Ocean Counties

My latest book, Nearer Home: Short Histories, 1987-2019, is now available on Its distribution was delayed due to the pandemic. It includes chapters on the Asbury Park Riots of 1970, the Morro Castle, the Battle of Monmouth, Laird's Applejack; early horse-racing; iron forges in Ocean County; Pine Robbers; murder in Highlands; Tennent Church; Old Brick Church; the Mormons of Toms River who went to Salt Lake; town histories of Scobeyville, Roosevelt, Adelphia, Wickatunk; Manalapan, a few pieces on Thomas Edison, and more.

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