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Fordham University Press

Good Old Coney Island

Good Old Coney Island

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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.

Author: Edo McCullough
Publisher: Fordham University Press
Published: 01/01/1999
Pages: 358
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.27lbs
Size: 8.97h x 5.91w x 0.93d
ISBN: 9780823219971

About the Author

Edo McCullough was raised on Coney Island.

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