SteelPier[Book: Steve Liebowitz – 2016 – 16x23cm – 130 Pages]. “Atlantic City (New Jersey) has worn the tag of ‘America’s Playground’ since its earliest days, so it is only natural that its biggest and most well-known icon, the Steel Pier, would be known as the ‘Showplace of the Nation.’ Over the course of 80 years, from 1898 to 1978, Steel Pier developed from a quiet, genteel amusement that featured light classical music and cakewalks to a vast entertainment complex that offered movies, big-name vaudeville acts, exhibits, big bands, rock bands, and the Water Circus with its famed diving horse. What makes this even more compelling is that one could spend the entire day on the pier and take all this in for one small admission.” Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; A Star Is Born; The Competition; And a Novice Shall Lead Them; Let Us Entertain You; Swing and Sway; You Will Believe a Horse Can Dive; Hamid and Son; Animals, Exhibits, and Kids; Rock and Soul; The Pier Itself. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.