Roller Coasters: the Cyclone at Coney Island, the Racer at Pittsburgh’s Kenywood Park, the Blue Streak at Sandusky’s Cedar Point. Icons of the midway, they were capable of reducing even strong men to screaming, white-knuckled hysteria. During the early decades of the 20th Century, designers pushed the “death-defying” limits by increasing speeds and adding more height and length to the winding, twisting, lurching tracks that dominated America’s amusement parks. Most are now gone, but this photo collection provides an exciting record of many rides that thrilled our parents and grandparents, whether they climbed aboard as adults or thrill-seeking kids.
Softcover, 6 x 9. 128 pgs.