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  • The Calgary Stampedeby Calgary Herald

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    With the Calgary Stampede celebrating its Centennial in 2012, the Calgary Herald delved into the past, present and future of this event -- the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. The result is a book brimming with treasured stories; with hundreds of rare and/or historical photos; the 10 most unforgettable Stampede images from each decade of the past... more...

  • The Everything Family Guide to the Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, Universal Studios, and the Anaheim Areaby Betsy Malloy

    F+W Media 2007; US$ 14.95

    If your idea of the perfect vacation involves sunny days, thrilling rides, and movie magic, The Everything Family Guide to the Disneyland Resort, California Adventure, Universal Studios, and the Anaheim Area, 2nd Edition will help you make the most of your trip out West. Containing the most up-to-date, accurate information, this family-focused travel... more...

  • Smallest Giantby Michael Craig

    Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 27.22

    Michael Craig, a much-loved member of the Australian and international theatrical communities, looks back on his more than fifty years in the hurly burly of show business in this lively and entertaining memoir. more...

  • Fighting The Flamesby Lynn K. Sally

    Routledge 2006; US$ 65.00

    Contextualizes, historicizes, and theorizes the performance of fire at turn-of-the-twentieth century Coney Island. The performance of fire included staged exhibits, such as ''Fire and Flames'' and ''Fighting the Flames'', and the real fires that plagued its history. more...

  • Confessions of a Showmanby Gerry Cottle; Helen Batten

    Vision Paperbacks 2007; US$ 9.99

    Gerry Cottle, a stockbroker's son, ran away to join the circus when he was just 15 and soon married into Britain's oldest circus dynasty. In time he was the owner of the biggest circus in the world until his growing cocaine addiction led to his arrest and bankruptcy. more...

  • The Global Theme Park Industryby S. Anton Clave

    CABI 2007; US$ 70.00

    From the first pleasure gardens to the global theme park companies, this book provides an understanding of the nature and function of theme parks as spaces of entertainment. It portrays the impacts of theme parks as global competitive actors, agents of global development and cultural symbols, in the context of their role in the developing economy. more...

  • The Kid of Coney Islandby Woody Register

    Oxford University Press, USA 2001; US$ 26.99

    A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, cultural historian Woody Register tells the remarkable... more...

  • Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kiteby Jeffrey Lee

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95

    Knowing how to fold a paper airplane can make you a better parent! Well, maybe not better, but you?ll certainly have more fun with your children, who understandably assume that you know how to do just about everything. If they only knew! Catch a Fish, Throw a Ball, Fly a Kite is for parents who want to teach their children what they really want... more...

  • Leisure and Feminist Theoryby Betsy M Wearing

    SAGE Publications 1998; US$ 64.00

    Wide-ranging and challenging, this book offers a host of new insights into how leisure theory has handled the question of gender difference and inequality. Providing a critical introduction to the leading positions in leisure theory, Betsy Wearing guides the reader through their strengths and weaknesses from a feminist perspective. This book draws... more...

  • Clickoby Neil Parsons; Alexander McCall Smith

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    During the 1920s and ’30s, Franz Taibosh—whose stage name was Clicko—performed in front of millions as one of the stars of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Prior to his fame in the United States, Taibosh toured the world as the “Wild Dancing Bushman,” showing off his frenzied dance moves in freak... more...