The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them por Stephen M. Silverman

The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them por Stephen M. Silverman

Titulo del libro: The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them

Autor: Stephen M. Silverman

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Críticas ""Spectacular...lavishly illustrated, deeply researched and widely enjoyable.""--Chicago Tribune ""The most fascinating part of the book is the schemers and dreamers who made [the parks] all become reality all the way back to the Venice ferris wheel, to P.T. Barnum, Walt Disney and to the latest from Universal Studios, Disney and Six Flags... It's a perfect summer book.""--Provokr ""Compelling.""--New York Post ""[The Amusement Park is] rich with anecdotes that complement its easy-to-read style; truly this book is suggested for those who have a strong interest in the subject as well as for those interested in American recreational culture of the 19th and 20th centuries... This ambitious project could possibly be considered the definitive work on the history of what is considered today the Amusement Park.""--Boston City Paper ""A vivid -- often ardent -- history... A legitimate way to study American cultural and social history... Even in this digital age, it seems, there's a craving for communal diversion, and for gathering agog crowds before a shared spectacle.""--Wall Street Journal ""Starting with the Middle Ages, Silverman traces the path from European 'pleasure gardens' to Universal Studios, profiling the colorful characters who created amusement parks and the rides that drew customers.""--Publishers Weekly, Spring Announcements feature Reseña del editor Step right up! The Amusement Park is a rich, anecdotal history that begins nine centuries ago with the ""pleasure gardens"" of Europe and England and ends with the rise and fall and rise again of some of the most elaborate parks in the world. It's a history told largely through the stories of the colorful, sometimes hedonistic characters who built them and features, among many, showmen like Joseph and Nicholas Schenck and Marcus Loew, railroad barons such as Andrew Mellon and Henry E. Huntington, and the men who ultimately destroyed the parks including Robert Moses and Fred Trump. The many gifted artisans and craftspeople who brought these parks to life are also featured, along with an amazing cast of supporting players from Al Capone to Annie Oakley. And, of course, there are the rides, whose marvels of engineering and heart-stopping thrills are celebrated at full throttle. The parks and fairs featured include the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Coney Island, Steeplechase Park, Dreamland, Euclid Beach Park, Cedar Point, Palisades Park, Ferrari World, Dollywood, Sea World, Six Flags Great Adventure, Universal Studios, Disney World and Disneyland, and many more. Ver Descripción del producto

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