Between the Shore and the City Tragedy in Mays Landing

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Summary

Step back in time to 1880 and experience the tragedy of the West Jersey & Atlantic Rail Line first hand with ‘Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing’ by Mari D’Albora Dattolo. On August 11, 1880, two trains carrying over 1,300 passengers from Philadelphia’s Irish Catholic parishes collided in Mays Landing, New Jersey on their return from Atlantic City. In this book, you’ll discover the full story of the tragedy that left thirty dead and dozens more critically injured, yet was strangely absent from the state’s 1880 Railroad and Canal Reports. Through archival research, regional newspaper reporting and fictional imagining, Dattolo brings to life the light and darkness of the fateful journey home. Step into the shoes of the passengers and experience the tragedy of the West Jersey & Atlantic Rail Line first hand with ‘Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing’ by Mari D’Albora Dattolo.

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Review 1: Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing is a haunting look at a forgotten tragedy. Mari D'Albora Dattolo expertly weaves together archival research and fictional imagining to bring this forgotten story to life. A must-read for anyone interested in regional history.
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Review 2: Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing is a gripping read. Mari D'Albora Dattolo captures the tragedy of the West Jersey & Atlantic Rail Line and brings its forgotten story back to life. A powerful read for anyone interested in history.
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Review 3: A captivating and heartbreaking read, Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing is a powerful reminder of a forgotten tragedy. Mari D'Albora Dattolo's archival research and vivid storytelling bring this story to life and is a must-read for anyone interested in regional history.
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Review 4: Between the Shore and the City: Tragedy at Mays Landing is an incredible book. Mari D'Albora Dattolo's vivid storytelling and archival research take readers back in time to experience the tragedy of the West Jersey & Atlantic Rail Line first hand. An absolute must-read for anyone interested in history.
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Mari D'Albora Dattolo

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Between the Shore and the City Tragedy in Mays Landing