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Battleground New Jersey: Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice (Rivergate Regionals Collection) by [Nelson Johnson]

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"Breaking new ground, Nelson Johnson gives a colorful account of the relationship between Frank Hague and Arthur Vanderbilt, leading to the adoption of the 1947 N.J. Constitution. This is a good read and an important book for anyone interested in N.J. history." -- Governor Thomas H. Kean

"Nelson Johnson’s
Battleground New Jersey takes a fresh look at the personal and political forces that brought the New Jersey Court system from a hodgepodge of ancient rules and 'Dickensian absurdity' to what ultimately became a judicial model envied throughout the country. The book is a compelling narrative that both illuminates and entertains." -- Hon. L. Anthony Gibson, J.S.C. (Ret.)

"Nelson Johnson’s new book is a must for anyone interested not only in two of the most important New Jersey political actors in 20th century New Jersey (including new information on Arthur Vanderbilt) but also in the formative political events in those years that still affect us today."

-- Robert F. Williams ― Rutgers University School of Law, Camden

"Battleground New Jersey is an enjoyable romp through an important era about which most people know little. Nelson Johnson brings to life people and events for which we have, at best, a hazy image. His balanced presentation of the two principals, Arthur Vanderbilt and Frank Hague—conflicting in character as they are—is a reflection of his thorough research."

  -- Governor James J. Florio

"Johnson...disproves the theory that a book about the judiciary can't be crackling good." ―
New York Law Journal --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

About the Author

NELSON JOHNSON is best known for his award-winning New York Times bestseller, Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City, which inspired the HBO series, and most recently Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City.   --This text refers to the hardcover edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00O3QAAMU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rutgers University Press (December 5, 2014)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 5, 2014
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 7555 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 293 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 21 ratings

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Nelson Johnson is the author of the award-winning book and acclaimed HBO series of the same name, Boardwalk Empire. Johnson’s other books include The Northside: African Americans and the Creation of Atlantic City and Battleground New Jersey: Vanderbilt, Hague, and Their Fight for Justice. Prior to his retirement in 2018, Johnson worked as a lawyer for more than thirty years and was eventually appointed to the position of Superior Court Judge for the state of New Jersey. Johnson currently lives in Hammonton, New Jersey, with his family.

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