Amusement Parks

Amusement Parks

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From Jones's Woods, America's first amusement resort, to Coney Island during the golden age of the mid-1900s, and well beyond into the twenty-first century, the thrills of the amusement park have been a treasured part of childhood for Americans from coast to coast. Though many of the country's grand amusement treasures have now vanished, and many other parks are struggling for survival, their memory and legacy are very much alive: there will be a fascination with these American classics as long as the clatter of the old coaster cars and the thumping of the carousel band organ remains. Through thoroughly researched text and historic images, Amusement Parks author and park enthusiast Jim Hillman captures the sights, smells, and continuing vitality of a grand American tradition.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 64 pages
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (Digital)
  • Bloomsbury Shire
  • United Kingdom
  • 80 col
  • 0747813582
  • 9780747813583

Table of contents

Genesis / Beyond Coney Island / Hard Times and Opportunities / The Theme Park Challenge / Lost Parks and Those that Remain / What Next? / Places to Visit / Further Reading / Indexshow more

About Jim Hillman

Jim Hillman is Director and Events Coordinator of the National Amusement Park Historical Association. He is the author of several books and articles related to amusement parks. He studied business administration and sociology and has taught at several colleges and universities, including Indiana State University, Vincennes University and the University of Phoenix.show more

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