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Adams, Judith A. "The American Amusement Park Industry." Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991.

"Coney Island and the Jews: A History of the Development and Success of This Famous Seaside Resort, Together with A Full Account of the Recent Jewish Controversy." New York: G.W. Carleton & Co., 1879.

Lanza, Joseph. "Gravity: Tilted Perspectives on Rocket Ships, Rollercoasters, Earthquakes and Angel Food." New York: Picador, 1997.

Kasson, John F. "Amusing the Million." New York: Hill & Wand, 1978.

McCullough, Edo. "Good Old Coney Island." New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1957.

Oranato, Michael Paul. "Another Time, Another World: Coney Island Memories." Fullerton, CA: Self-published, 1988.

Pilat, Oliver and Jo Ranson. "Sodom by the Sea." Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1941.

Rohan, Jack. "Yankee Arms Maker: The Incredible Career of Samuel Colt." New York: Harper & Bros., 1935.

Snow, Richard. "A Postcard Journey to the City of Fire." New York: Brightwaters Press, 1984.

Throgmorton, Todd H. "Roller Coasters: An Illustrated Guide to the Rides in the United States and Canada, with a History." Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 1993.

"Yet Another Girl Gives Birth on a Roller Coaster," ACE News 13, no.1 (September 1989) p. 7.

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