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  • Power and Paradise in Walt Disney's Worldby Cher Krause Knight

    University Press of Florida 2014; US$ 39.95

    From the four corners of the world, parents gather their children, pack their suitcases, and make the journey to Disney World in central Florida. Honeymooners choose the destination over countless others. Its symbols?whether the three overlapping circles that create a mouse?s head or Cinderella?s Castle with a shooting star over the turrets?are recognized... more...

  • From Barnum & Bailey to Feldby Ernest Albrecht

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Since its inception in 1872, the Greatest Show on Earth has continually transformed to meet changing tastes and cultural shifts. Over the course of its long existence, it has been at various times a biblical spectacle and historical pageant, a ceremonial introduction to the peoples and cultures of the world, and a fairy tale masque, and has featured... more...

  • Behindertensport 1951-2011by Jürgen Innenmoser; Thomas Abel; Ralf Kuckuck

    Meyer & Meyer 2015; US$ 14.30

    Dieses Buch beschäftigt sich mit der Geschichte des Behindertensports. Es beinhaltet u. a. die Ergebnisse des internationalen Symposiums zum Thema "Paralympischer Spitzensport? und des nationalen Symposiums "Behindertensport als kulturelles Phänomen?. Anlässlich der 60-Jahrfeier des Deutschen Behindertensportverbands (DBS) richtete das Institut... more...

  • Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920sby Irakli Makharadze

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1893, Georgian horsemen from the Caucasus immigrated to the United States where for more than 30 years they performed in circuses and Wild West shows under the billing of "Russian Cossacks." The connection between Buffalo Bill Cody and the Georgian trick riders represents one of the earliest relationships between Georgia and the United... more...

  • PassPorter's Walt Disney World 2015by Jennifer Marx; Dave Marx; Alexander Marx

    PassPorter Travel Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    With four major theme parks and 22 hotels, Disney World can be daunting this indispensable travel planner simplifies the process. Each of the four major parks gets in-depth coverage, complete with full-color fold-out maps and a description of every ride and attraction. Exhaustive profiles of Disney-owned resort hotels feature detailed maps, color... 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...

  • 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...

  • Under the Big Topby Bruce Feiler

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Both a great American adventure and a rare entry into asheltered world, Under the Big Top describes one man's pursuit of every child's fantasy: running away to join the circus. Bruce Feiler's unforgettable year as a clown will forever change your view of one of the world's oldest art forms and remind you of how dreams can go horribly wrong -- and... 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...

  • Theme Parkby Scott A. Lukas

    Reaktion Books 2008; US$ 35.00

    Theme parks are a uniquely interactive and enduring form of entertainment that have influenced architecture, technology, and culture in surprising ways for more than a century, as Scott Lukas now reveals in his compelling historical chronicle. Theme Park takes the primitive amusements of pleasure gardens as its starting point and launches from... more...