First published in 1940, this book presents a detailed history of Long Branch, a beach-side city located in Monmouth County, New Jersey. 'Entertaining A Nation' explores the birth, rise, and fall of the city as a national resort, and it is highly recommended for those with an interest in the area and its colourful history. Contents include: 'The Branch', 'The First Century', 'Birth of a Resort', 'America's Foremost Watering Place', 'The Gilded Strand', 'The Town Behind the Bluff', 'A Modern City Emerges', 'The Last Twenty Years', 'How The City is Governed', 'The Progress of Education', 'Churches', 'Civic and Social Organizations', etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition complete with the original text and images.