Glen Cove's Colorful History

Top Quote Local author Joan Harrison publishes a third Glen Cove history book in Arcadia's new Images of Modern America series. End Quote
  • New York, NY (1888PressRelease) January 17, 2015 - On Monday, January 26, Joan Harrison will publish her third local history book on Glen Cove. This newest book, Images of Modern America: Glen Cove, is published with Arcadia Publishing. Glen Cove is a place of constant change and improvement. In this latest volume, Harrison displays how modern advancements after World War II gave way to suburban development.

    Modern advancements like the zoom lens, the dimmer switch, and X-ray technologies were all developed within the city limits. Factories not only supplied the world with carbon paper and typewriter ribbons, but created jobs for the many families that were settling here.

    In 1968, Glen Cove celebrated its tricentennial. It was followed by urban renewal and the rebuilding of the old downtown. Brothers Joseph A. Suozzi and Vincent A. Suozzi saw Glen Cove through its final years of the twentieth century. The industrial era ended and environmental cleanup and waterfront revitalization began. Their respective sons, Thomas Suozzi and Ralph Suozzi brought new vision to Glen Cove in the twenty-first century.

    Harrison tells the modern story of this quaint town through over 160 vintage and modern images.

    Highlights of Glen Cove include:
    - Many images from the tricentennial, held in 1968, including the play that many residents participated in.
    - There is a large section on Glen Cover Veterans, a group not well covered in previous Glen Cove Volumes.
    - An image of the first wedding between two men to take place in New York State.

    Available at area bookstores, independent retailers, and online retailers, or through Arcadia Publishing at (888)-313-2665 or online.

    Joan Harrison is a working artist and educator whose drawings, collages and photographs have been displayed and published internationally. She lives with her family in the beautiful city of Glen Cove and is a Professor of Art at LIU Post, in Brookville, Long Island. She is the author of Glen Cove and Glen Cove Revisited, and co-author of Locust Valley in Arcadia's Images of America series.

    What lasting impact do you hope your book will leave?
    I hope that people will enjoy these images of the town they grew up and/ or live in and that the book will motivate them to protect this small city from over development and exploitation.

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