KENNYWOOD: ROLLER COASTER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD.

KennywoodRollerCoasterCapital[Book: Charles Jacques Jr. – 1982 – 21x28cm – 204 Pages – Many B&W photos]. A comprehensive history of Kennywood Amusement Park (West Mifflin, Pennsylvania). Chapter Points: Introduction; The Start of a Tradition; The First Decade; The Second Decade; The ’20s, A Golden Age; 1930-1934, Kennywood Survives; The Big Band Era; The War Period; The Late ’40s, Growth Resumes; The ’50s, Kennywood Survives Television; Meeting the Challenges of the ’60s; Kennywood’s Greatest Expansion; Looping into the 1980s. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Excellent.

  • Derek Sailors

    If you see an amusement park book with the name Charles Jacques Jr on it then you need to buy it. It is as simple as that. This was my third book by this author. I will admit it was my least favorite out of the three. I am guessing because I prefer reading about defunct parks the most. I do love Kennywood so I had to give it a try. I do recommend this book and any other book by Jacques. Despite this not being my favorite by him I still give it a 8.5/10.