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  • Secrets of the Sideshowsby Joe Nickell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2005; US$ 19.95

    On small-town ballfields and county fairgrounds, the sideshow performers set up their tents and trailers in the shadow of the Ferris wheel. There they amazed us with daring feats such as fire eating and sword swallowing, intrigued us with exhibitions of human oddities and various "anatomical wonders," and yes, deceived us with illusions such as "Atasha... more...

  • King of the Cowboysby Ty Murray; Steve Eubanks

    Atria Books 2010; Not Available

    The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy. Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first words were "I'm a bull rider." Before he was even out of diapers, he was climbing atop his mother's Singer sewing machine case, which just so... more...

  • Amusement Parksby Dianne Irving

    Shell Education 2009; US$ 8.99

    Explore amusement parks and some of the most thrilling roller coasters around the world while discovering concepts of perimeter and area. Amusement Parks explains how measuring perimeter and area helps in the planning and construction of amusement parks and helps to ensure fun and safety for guests. more...

  • Strategic Recreation Managementby Jay Shivers; Joseph W. Halper

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 52.95

    Strategic Recreation Management is a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to the fundamental principles, managerial techniques and practices in the public administration of recreational services. It covers every key facet of public management as it concerns recreational service, including organizational, operational, planning, developmental,... more...

  • Women of the American Circus, 1880-1940by Katherine H. Adams; Michael L. Keene

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 49.95

    During the years 1880 to 1940, the glory days of the American circus, a third to a half of the cast members were women--a large group of very visible American workers whose story needs telling. This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media's presentation... more...

  • The Architecture of Pleasureby Dr Josephine Kane

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these... more...

  • Innovations in Activities for the Elderlyby David Cook

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 90.00

    Concrete directions for programming and reasons for developing and refining such programs. more...

  • The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney Worldby Bob Sehlinger; Len Testa

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 19.99

    Following in the best-selling tradition of The Unofficial Guides series, The Unofficial Guide: The Color Companion to Walt Disney World gives readers the inside track on visiting Disney World and making the most of their time in the park. Complete with hundreds of full-color photographs, this essential visual guide is a must-have for any Disney... more...

  • Historic Amusement Parks of Baltimoreby John P. Coleman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... more...

  • Universal versus Disney: The Unofficial Guide to American Theme Parks' Greatest Rivalryby Sam Gennawey

    Unofficial Guides 2014; US$ 18.95

    Universal Studios never really wanted to get into the theme park business. They wanted to be the anti-Disney. But when forced to do so, they did it in a big way. Despite the fits and starts of multiple owners, the parks have finally gained the momentum to mount a serious challenge to the Walt Disney Company. How did this happen? Who made it happen?... more...