Good Old Coney Island: A Sentimental Journey Into the Past : the Most Rambunctious, Scandalous, Rapscallion, Splendiferous, Pugnacious, Spectacular, Illustrious, Prodigious, Frolicsome Island on Earth (Google eBook)
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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Originally published in 1957, a revised and slightly expanded version of Good Old Coney Island was released in 2000. The subtitle of this book makes clear what it is about: A Sentimental Journey into the Past. Sentimental perhaps, not pablum. The chapters bear titles such as "Rambunctious," "Scandalous," "Splendiferous," and "Prodigious," and live up to the breathless adjectives. The book begins in the days when Coney Island was a posh resort for the wealthy and traces the transformation of the island into the world's most fantastical amusement park. Author Edo McCullough's uncle was George C. Tilyou, the founder of Steeplechase Park, and McCullough saw the most glorious days of Coney Island first hand. He shares the tales he heard and the events he experienced with the reader. This makes Good Old Coney Island is as much fun as a ride on the Steeplechase, Shoot-the-Chutes, and Hell Gate put together. Well worth the cost of admission!
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This was an excellent history with a slow start inasmuch as the seedy side of Coney and all the wheeling and dealing and political manipulation that took place occupy the center stage for ...
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