Register, Woody, 1958-

The kid of Coney Island : Fred Thompson and the rise of American amusements / Fred Thompson and the rise of American amusements Woody Register. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001. - xi, 400 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 323-387) and index.

Machine generated contents note: ONE Uncle Sam's a Boy at Play 3 -- TWO The Moon for a Plaything 23 -- Fred Thompson's Apprenticeship in Play, 1873-1901 -- THREE Life Is Only a Merry-Go-Round 85 -- Luna Park, 1903-13 -- FOUR NewYork's Gigantic Toy 145 -- The Hippodrome, 1902-6 -- FIVE Millionaires and Monsters 193 -- Melodramas of Consumption, 1906-12 -- six We're Playing Games 249 -- The Toylands of Peter Pan Culture, 1912-30 -- SEVEN A Kindergarten Preacher in Toys 299 -- NOTES 323 -- INDEX 389.

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Thompson, Fred, 1873-1919.


Amusement park owners--New York (State)--New York--Biography.

GV1852.2.T56 / R44 2001

338.7/6179106/8092 B

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