americancoasters2[Book: Thomas Crymes – 2016 – 29x23cm – 196 Pages – Full colour]. Thrill-seekers are invited to join a roller-coaster enthusiast’s journey across the United States to photograph these marvels of engineering. From Maine to Minnesota to California and points in between, this book contains breathtaking photographs of more than 100 roller coasters in 38 parks and 17 states. See the oldest operating roller coaster in the world, as well as the recent record-breakers. Get statistics on their gravity-defying feats, and learn the inside scoop from one of the nation’s premier roller coaster manufacturers. Chapter Points: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Six Flags Great America; Valleyfair!; Holiday World; Six Flags St. Louis; Worlds of Fun; Six Flags Over Texas; Six Flags Fiesta Texas; Busch Gardens Tampa; Universal Studios Florida and Universal Islands of Adventure; Dollywood; Q&A with Adam House (Great Coasters International); Knott’s Berry Farm; Six Flags Magic Mountain; American Coasters – A Thrilling Photographic Ride; Best of the Rest (Lakemont Park, Lake Compounce, Conneaut Lake Park, Idlewild & Soakzone, Canobie Lake Park, Playland Park (NY), Quassy Amusement Park, Luna Park (NY), Waldameer Park & Water World, Kentucky Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld Orlando, Fun Spot America, Beech Bend Park, Frontier City, Disneyland, California’s Great America, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk); Bibliography; Index. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.