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Tim O'Brien received the 1979 National Book Award for Going After Cacciato. Among his other books are The Things They Carried, Pulitzer Finalist and a New York Times Book of the Century, and In the Lake of the Woods, winner of the James Fenimore Cooper Prize. He was awarded the Pritzker Literature Award for lifetime achievement in military writing in 2013.
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  • Paperback: 276 pages
  • Publisher: Casa Flamingo LIterary Arts (November 10, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1893951138
  • ISBN-13: 978-1893951136
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,299,407 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I bought "Legends: Pioneers of the Amusement Park Industry" because I was doing research on the subject. I was pleased with the writing and material, which is a nice blend of facts, anecdotes, quotes and images. I was also pleased with the inclusion of both Ron Toomer and Marty Sklar, but there is one thing which keeps me from giving this book another star;

While Arrow Development and its key founders, Karl Bacon and Ed Morgan, are mentioned in the text, they really deserve their own chapters. In their day, Arrow Development and its successor Arrow Dynamics, had a greater impact on the industry than almost all of the others combined. With over 200 ride systems installed in over 100 parks around the world and patents on the features which other companies later copied. Arrow's creative scope and depth went far beyond roller coasters and flume rides. Their dark rides, self guiding tracked vehicle systems and "special" systems were unique, original and so durable that some of which are still in operation 50 years after they were first installed. Arrow and its founders deserve much more credit and recognition than they have received. Aside from that, this book is a nice overview of ten significant contributors to the history of the amusement park industry.
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Enjoyed the read, stories and history. I would read more like this.
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