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The Meadowlands

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The Meadowlands by SULLIVAN, ROBERT, 9780385495080
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  • ISBN: 9780385495080 | 0385495080
  • Cover: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 7/20/1999
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Imagine a grunge nort Jersey version of John McPhee's classicThe Pine Barrensand you'll get some idea of the idiosyncratic, fact-filled, and highly original work that is Robert Sullivan'sThe Meadowlands. Just five miles west of New York City, this vilified, half-developed, half-untamed, much dumped-on, and sometimes odiferous tract of swampland is home to rare birds and missing bodies, tranquil marshes and a major sports arena, burning garbage dumps and corporate headquarters, the remains of the original Penn Station--and maybe, just ,maybe, of the late Jimmy Hoffa. Robert Sullivan proves himself to be this fragile yet amazingly resilient region's perfect expolorer, historian, archaeologist, and comic bard.

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