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Looking for America on the NJ Turnpike

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Rutgers University Professor of American Studies, Angus Gillespie 

Based on research from his book, Professor Gillespie will show how and why the New Jersey Turnpike—that “ugly icon,” America’s “widest and most traveled” road—has found its way into the minds, if not the hearts, of artists and drivers alike.

American Studies professors, Angus Gillespie and Michael Rockland, published the book “Looking for America on the New Jersey Turnpike” with the Rutgers University Press in 1992.   

The New York Times Book Review, has described it as, “a vivid, authentic and often humorous picture of life within this otherworldly corridor . . . an original and substantial work.”


This presentation will take place in the large meeting room, and registration is not required!

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January 17
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Old Bridge Public Library
1 Old Bridge Plaza
Old Bridge, 08857
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732 721 5600 x5033