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Good Old Coney Island
     

Good Old Coney Island

by Edo McCullough
 

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Coney Island is more than a national institution: it was probably the most celebrated amusement resort in the world. This book, by a man whose family helped to build the Island's fantastic reputation, presents its lively and nostalgic history. Touched with sentiment, occasionally with acid, it is frank, outspoken, sometimes biting, but always imbued with humor.

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Coney Island is more than a national institution: it was probably the most celebrated amusement resort in the world. This book, by a man whose family helped to build the Island's fantastic reputation, presents its lively and nostalgic history. Touched with sentiment, occasionally with acid, it is frank, outspoken, sometimes biting, but always imbued with humor. This new edition of McCullough's book includes an introduction by Brian J. Cudahy, who has written extensively about New York's waterways and subways, and an epilogue by Michael P. Onorato, a retired history professor whose father managed Coney Island's famed Steeplechase Park from 1928 until its closing in 1964. Thus, McCullough's story, which ended in 1957, is brought up to date for a new generation of readers.

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This edition updates McCullough's 1957 history of New York's celebrated and at times notorious amusement resort with a new introduction and epilogue. Illustrations include the 1654 deed procuring the property from Indian ownership. Includes a glossary of colorful terms. Lacks references. Paper edition (unseen), $19.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823219971
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
01/01/1999
Edition description:
2
Pages:
358
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.00(d)

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Edo McCullough was raised on Coney Island.

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