First self-published in softcover in 1959, Spiked Boots has experienced four different editions, including the current one by The Countryman Press. It served as the basis for Bob Pike's best known and longest running book on the New England logging industry, Tall Trees, Tough Men. The 1999 edition includes a foreword written by his daughter, Helen-Chantal Pike.
Winner of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance 2005 Author's Award
1st paperback edition: April 2007
Five titles that reunite people with their hometowns while inviting visitors to tour a community:
Asbury Park: A Century of Change 1920-2020; 2021
Asbury Park: Founding History, 1997
West Long Branch Revisited: The Country Estates, 2007
West Long Branch: The Town, 1996
Eatontown Township and Fort Monmouth, 1995
Winner of the New Jersey Studies Academic Alliance 2002 Author’s Award
Paired with A Postcard Tour of the Garden State, both books are ideal gifts for newcomers to New Jersey or for those nostalgic about the way it used to be.
Author Helen Chantal Pike takes readers on a fascinating trek through nearly 500 years of unparalleled innovation that continues to tap the state’s enormous range of natural and intellectual abundance.
The ubiquitous light bulb, organic cures for life-threatening diseases, far-reaching satellite technology, and the lead role in the country’s burgeoning green movement: the Garden State’s record of high achievement is beyond compare in its scope and breadth. Solutions to the humankind’s most urgent challenges are generated here by the world’s foremost thinkers who are attracted not only by the prospect of working with their peers, but also by the resources offered them.
The state’s two port cities put New Jersey in the vanguard of inter-model transportation logistics. Point of fact: As the nation’s most strategic crossroads location, New Jersey offers unrivaled access to influential foreign and domestic economies as well as to leading financial and consumer markets. Its commitment to surface and air transportation is unequivocal.
Blessed with a temperate climate, defined by two rivers, buffered by two bays and the Appalachian Trail, and fronting an extensive ocean coastline, the Garden State offers a superb environment in which to work and live. Executives from multi-national corporations find the lifestyle rewarding, the educational systems outstanding, the cultural offerings at once cosmopolitan and original, and access to health care superlative.
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