Good Old Coney Island by Edo McCulloughGood Old Coney Island by Edo McCullough

Good Old Coney Island

byEdo McCullough, Michael P. Onorato, Brian J. Cudahy

Paperback | January 1, 1999

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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.
Edo McCullough was raised on Coney Island.
Title:Good Old Coney IslandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:358 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.1 inPublished:January 1, 1999Publisher:Fordham University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0823219976

ISBN - 13:9780823219971

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From Our Editors

Coney Island is probably the world’s best known playground, incorporating everything from amusement park rides to fabulous restaurants and a three and a half mile Boardwalk fronted by a gorgeous sand beach. It’s also a place of rich and colourful historical detail, as Edo MucCullough attests to in Good Old Coney Island. The author describes the park’s evolution from its early pioneer days to days of splendor and garish glory. Scholars Brian Cudahy and Michael Onorato provide excellent historical and sociological information in the prologue and epilogue.

Editorial Reviews

"[McCullough] has written a wonderfully readable and popular history. . . . Step right up ladeez and gents, this is a historical side show well worth the price of admission."