TheAmericanAmusementPark[Book: Dale Samuelson – 2001 – 26x26cm – 160 Pages – Many colour photos]. For more than a century, amusement parks have been a source of fun and entertainment for young and old alike. Since its beginnings on the East Coast, the amusement park has been a part of the American way of life. And as America changed, the amusement park changed with it. Chapter Points: Foreword; Introduction; Pleasure Gardens and Picnic Groves; Coney Island; An Idea Spreads; Hurry, Hurry Step Right Up, Folks! Round and Round; The King is Dead; Great Lost Parks; Survivors; Variations on a Theme (Park). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.