My Lakehurst book is here, so that’s pretty cool

Even though the real work now begins — I frickin’ hate promotion — I feel like I’ve come to the end of a long road. See, Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons, my book on the history of the Pine Barrens town best known for the Hindenburg disaster, is finally ready for public consumption. I’ve been pecking away at this book since 2002, first as a short series of articles for a local newspaper, later as an expanded series of more in-depth stories on local history, and finally as this book. It is not only comprehensive and (I hope) engaging to read, it’s also a very personal project for me.

It’d been hard to let the project go and just call it DONE. When I lasted posted about the book I said “next week.” Ended up pushing that back by a week for some last-minute additions — and with my luck probably introduced some typos and grammatical errors when I did — because I had stumbled across some cool information I just had to squeeze into the book.

But now it’s here. Out. Ready for reading.

There are way too many people to thank, but right now the folks I want to thank more than any are the people of Lakehurst past and present, especially those I grew up with. I hope they’ll read this and realize that our little town was actually pretty damn cool.

Lakehurst: Barrens, Blimps & Barons is available on Amazon and Lulu. I hope you’ll consider getting a copy or three.