RollerCoastersOfAmericaThrogmorton[Book: Todd H. Throgmorton – 1994 – 19x23cm – 160 pages – Many B&W photos]. Roller coasters are built on one basic principle: People will pay to be terrified. From this simple tenet has sprung a tradition for scaring the living daylights out of ourselves on roller coaster rides that is as all-American as apple pie and Elvis Presley. This is your guide to the most famous coasters still operating in the USA and Canada. Packed with photos, drawings and diagrams, this is your ticket to the thrills and chills on roller coasters from Coney Island to Disneyland and everywhere in between. Chapter Points: The History of the Roller Coaster; Famous Designers; Location Guide to Amusement Parks and Roller Coasters. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.