THE GOLDEN AGE OF ROLLER COASTERS.

TheGoldenAgeOfCoastersIoA[Book: David W. & Diane Demali Francis – 2003 – 16x23cm – 128 Pages – Many B&W postcards]. “The Golden Age of Roller Coasters In Vintage Postcards.” The roller coaster is the icon of the midway, capable of reducing even the strongest of grown men to screaming, white-knuckled hysterics. During the early decades of the twentieth century, daring designers pushed the limits of these high-speed thrillers, reaching hundreds of feet in height and thousands of feet in length. Chapter Points: Introduction; The Roller Coaster’s Early Years 1884-1909; The Coasters of Coney Island; The Evolution of the Modern High-Speed Roller Coaster; The Golden Age of the Roller Coaster; The Twilight of the Golden Age. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Excellent.