Growing up on
Coney Island in the '50s and '60s, Charles
Denson experienced legendary amusements and
attractions like the Cyclone and Thunderbolt
roller coasters, the Parachute Jump, and
Steeplechase Park. In CONEY ISLAND: LOST AND
FOUND, Denson gives us an insider's look at one
of New York's best-known neighbourhoods, weaving
together memories of his childhood adventures
with colourful stories of the area's past and
interviews with local personalities, all brought
to life by hundreds of photographs, detailed
maps, and authentic memorabilia.
CONEY ISLAND is
a heartfelt chronicle that stretches from
colonial times to the island's heyday in the
early 20th century and through its subsequent
decline and revival, culminating in the 2001
opening of the new ballpark that brought
baseball back to Brooklyn.
colour and black-and-white photographs,
including many never-before-published images.
hand-drawn maps trace a century of amusement
posters, programs, and tickets from past and
Newark Star - Ledger
"New York Bookshelf, Nonfiction" -New York Times
traces CONEY ISLAND . . . in all its glory." -
researched and tenderly rendered love letter."
- St. Petersburg Times
delightful details assembled in the thoughtful
and handsome volume." - San Francisco Chronicle
ISLAND is a well-researched, passionate account
of his neighborhood's decline and rebirth is an
invaluable addition . . . to American history."
- New York's City Limits