AmusingTheMillion[Book: John F. Kasson – 1978 – 18x21cm – 120 Pages – Many B&W photos and images]. This book examines the historical context in which Coney Island (New York) made its reputation as an amusement park and shows how America’s changing social and economic conditions formed the basis of a new mass culture. Exploring it afresh in this way, the book shows Coney Island no longer as the object of nostalgia but as a harbinger of modernity. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.