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Author: Richard D. Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Copyright: 1997
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 21.99

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Princeton celebrates this amazing New Jersey town that has managed to remain quaint and charming while becoming a renowned center for education and research. The historic borough and bucolic township are seen in a panorama from Colonial-era Quaker farms to the hi-tech research boom of the 1950s and 60s in this marvelous new photographic compilation. The superb image collection of the Historical Society of Princeton has provided spectacular views of this famous community. Over 200 images and interesting text about the town and college fill the pages of this fabulous history. Along with photographs of landscape and locals are others of George Washington, victorious at Princeton after the most critical battle of the War of Independence, and Albert Einstein lounging on his porch in fuzzy slippers.

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Fought in early January 1777, the Battle of Princeton was a victory for George Washington's Continental Army over British forces. Major military operations in the War of Independence began with the battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775 and ended at Yorktown in 1781. Albert Einstein revolutionized science with his theory of relativity, first published in 1903, and was influential in persuading FDR of the potential for atomic weapons in World War II. New Jersey is a central state on the Atlantic Coast, closely associated with both Philadelphia and New York City. Quakers, also known as Friends, are a religious group that arose in England whose adherents are noted for their simplicity of living and pacifism.