Detailed hand-drawn maps trace a century of amusement park history.
Includes posters, programs, and tickets from past and present.
This book is well written, thorough but abundantly human in its approach.
Whether you lived there or not, I highly recommend to you to buy this terrific book, wonderfully researched and beautifully bound in paperback.
Charles Denson's book is the best of the several histories and photo collections about Coney Island that I have seen.
With a great deal of humor and fabulously informative facts... Charles Denson really hit the nail on that head! Bound to be a great best seller!!!Published 13 months ago by Melinda Sanders
Born in Sea Gate in the late thirties, I was part of a generation that grew up during World War II and spent many years in Coney Island, even working in Steeplechase as a Barrel... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ronald Schwartz
I picked this up because of my love of amusement park histories. I was expecting a book detailing the history of the four parks that made Coney Island the must go to place of the... Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Kadence
I purchased this book because I have always been interested in Coney Island. It was not only a place but a time. Read morePublished on December 4, 2010 by van gogh's ear
Charlie Denson is a man who knows his Coney Island. He knows how to tell a story, too. You know a fine book when you can see, feel, even taste the author's complex relationship to... Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by Jade Benson
I grew up in Brooklyn, but didn't visit Coney as a kid because the neighborhood was too dangerous. It was a delight to return to see the Cyclones a few years ago, and see how... Read morePublished on April 5, 2009 by Eric C. Nager
Charles Denson's book is the best of the several histories and photo collections about Coney Island that I have seen. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by A. Machin
If you really want to know the history of Coney, this book is a must. I grew up in Brighton Beach during the 50s, and this book was a wonderful read.Published on October 20, 2007 by John Miner