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Title:
Good old Coney Island : a sentimental journey into the past : the most rambunctious, scandalous, rapscallion, splendiferous, pugnacious, spectacular, illustrious, prodigious, frolicsome island on earth
Author:
McCullough, Edo.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[2000 edition].
Publication Information:
New York : Fordham University Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
xv, 358 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
General Note:
Originally published: New York : Scribner, 1957.

Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780823219964

9780823219971
Format :
Book

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Central Library F129.C75 M5 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

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 Notes


Edo McCullough was raised on Coney Island.


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