The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements

3,55 durchschnittliche Bewertung
( 33 Bewertungen bei Goodreads )
 
9780195167320: The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements
Alle Exemplare der Ausgabe mit dieser ISBN anzeigen:
 
 

Book by Register Woody

Die Inhaltsangabe kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Críticas:

Fascinating.... A lively and valuable contribution to the study of modern amusements, consumer culture, and popular entertainment. (Lewis A. Erenberg, Journal of American History)

Vivid and compelling. (The New York Times)

This wonderfully written, entertaining and unusually perceptive look at a forefather of 20th-century American leisure culture makes delightful reading out of serious scholarship.... Ranging from the theoretical (the construction of white masculinity in popular literature and entertainments) to wonderful specifics (e.g. the alleged threat of teddy bears 'to all instincts of motherhood' in young girls), Register makes an important contribution to the literature of popular culture, consumerism and gender. (Publishers Weekly)

Register creates a vivid and captivating biography of amusement tycoon Frederic Thompson. Beautifully and artfully written, this book revives Thompson's extraordinary career and presents a powerful discourse on the grown-up child and the commercial culture of Peter Pan. (Library Journal)

Fascinating.... [A] lively and valuable contribution to the study of modern amusements, consumer culture, and popular entertainment. (Lewis A. Erenberg, Professor of History, Loyola University, The Journal of American History)

A thorough and well-illustrated biography of the man who created the most amusing amusements in America. (New York)

Woody Register's The Kid of Coney Island is delightful, informative, conceptually innovative, exquisitely written, and intellectually exciting. Register has done a masterful job, producing one of the best books on consumer culture in America. (David Nasaw, author of The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst and Going Out: The Rise and Fall of Public Amusements)

Woody Register eloquently uses Fred Thompson's meteoric career to show how 'the commercial culture of Peter Pan' made play and pleasure legitimate elements of 20th century masculinity.... Fun was also a big business, and Register also explicates the careful planning, marketing strategy, and substantial capital investment in Thompson's enterprises that emerged from the same management methods and modern technology as America's industrial behemoths. Register's study is a fine contribution to the exciting new literature on business and culture, and should be read by students in American History, American studies, business history, and cultural studies. (Dr. Roger Horowitz, Associate Director of the Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society, Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, Delaware)

Fascinating [A] lively and valuable contribution to the study of modern amusements, consumer culture, and popular entertainment. (Lewis A. Erenberg, Professor of History, Loyola University, The Journal of American History)

Reseña del editor:

A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day.
In this lively biography, Woody Register tells Thompson's remarkable story and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment as American society moved into an era of mass marketing and large-scale corporate enterprise. Getting his start as a promoter of carnival shows at world's fairs, Thompson was one of the principal developers of Coney Island, where he created the majestic Luna Park. Register traces Thompson's career as he built the mammoth Hippodrome Theater in Manhattan, where he mounted many productions noted for their spectacular―and spectacularly costly―staging effects. Register shows how Thompson's fantasies appealed to the growing legions of Americans who found themselves in a world that seemed increasingly "businesslike" and profit oriented. He illustrates how Thompson aggressively marketed to adult consumers a world of make-believe and childlike play, carefully crafting his own public image as "the boy who never grew up."
Colorful, well-written, and insightful, The Kid of Coney Island brings to life a kaleidoscopic era in New York history as well as one of its most striking characters.

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Weitere beliebte Ausgaben desselben Titels

9781422350683: The kid of Coney Island : Fred Thompson and the rise of American amusements / by Woody Register

Vorgestellte Ausgabe

ISBN 10:  1422350681 ISBN 13:  9781422350683
Hardcover

9780195144932: The Kid of Coney Island

Oxford..., 2001
Hardcover

Beste Suchergebnisse bei AbeBooks

1.

Register, Woody
Verlag: Oxford University Press (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Barnes & Nooyen Books
(Spring, TX, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: New. New Condition, Paperback book, Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 2001120309

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 5,14
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,63
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

2.

Register, Woody
Verlag: Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu PAPERBACK Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
cornacres
(Columbia, MO, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Zustand: New. 0195167325 Brand new, softcover, 400 pages, The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers SKU1018726

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 5,86
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,86
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

3.

Register, Woody
Verlag: Oxford University Press USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Book Deals
(Lewiston, NY, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press USA, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: BRAND NEW. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0195167325_abe_bn

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 11,18
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

4.

Woody Register
Verlag: Oxford University Press, USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: New. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers DADAX0195167325

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 13,40
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

5.

Woody Register
Verlag: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 10
Anbieter
The Book Depository
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, Woody Register tells Thompson's remarkable story and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment as American society moved into an era of mass marketing and large-scale corporate enterprise. Getting his start as a promoter of carnival shows at world's fairs, Thompson was one of the principal developers of Coney Island, where he created the majestic Luna Park. Register traces Thompson's career as he built the mammoth Hippodrome Theater in Manhattan, wherehe mounted many productions noted for their spectacular-and spectacularly costly-staging effects. Register shows how Thompson's fantasies appealed to the growing legions of Americans who found themselves in a world that seemed increasingly "businesslike" and profit oriented. He illustrates howThompson aggressively marketed to adult consumers a world of make-believe and childlike play, carefully crafting his own public image as "the boy who never grew up." Colorful, well-written, and insightful, The Kid of Coney Island brings to life a kaleidoscopic era in New York history as well as one of its most striking characters. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers AAV9780195167320

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,73
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

6.

Woody Register
Verlag: Oxford University Press Inc, United States (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 10
Anbieter
Book Depository International
(London, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. A generation before Walt Disney, Fred Thompson was the "boy-wonder" of American popular amusements. At the turn of the 20th century, Thompson's entrepreneurial drive made him into an entertainment mogul who helped to define the popular culture of his day. In this lively biography, Woody Register tells Thompson's remarkable story and examines the transformation of commerce and entertainment as American society moved into an era of mass marketing and large-scale corporate enterprise. Getting his start as a promoter of carnival shows at world's fairs, Thompson was one of the principal developers of Coney Island, where he created the majestic Luna Park. Register traces Thompson's career as he built the mammoth Hippodrome Theater in Manhattan, wherehe mounted many productions noted for their spectacular-and spectacularly costly-staging effects. Register shows how Thompson's fantasies appealed to the growing legions of Americans who found themselves in a world that seemed increasingly "businesslike" and profit oriented. He illustrates howThompson aggressively marketed to adult consumers a world of make-believe and childlike play, carefully crafting his own public image as "the boy who never grew up." Colorful, well-written, and insightful, The Kid of Coney Island brings to life a kaleidoscopic era in New York history as well as one of its most striking characters. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers AAV9780195167320

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,74
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

7.

Register, Woody,; Register, Woody; "register, Woody"; Register, Register
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Anzahl: 5
Anbieter
GreatBookPrices
(Columbia, MD, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Zustand: New. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 1696898-n

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 13,93
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 2,40
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

8.

Register, Woody
Verlag: OUP USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Print-on-Demand
Anbieter
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung OUP USA, 2003. PAP. Zustand: New. New Book. Shipped from UK. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers LQ-9780195167320

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 16,78
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: Gratis
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

9.

Woody Register
Verlag: Oxford University Press, USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Paperback Anzahl: 1
Anbieter
Poverty Hill Books
(Mt. Prospect, IL, USA)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung Oxford University Press, USA, 2003. Paperback. Zustand: New. BRAND NEW COPY, Perfect Shape, Not a Remainder, No Black Remainder Mark, MH9-507Fast Shipping With Online Tracking, International Orders shipped Global Priority Air Mail, All orders handled with care and shipped promptly in secure packaging, we ship Mon-Sat and send shipment confirmation emails. Our customer service is friendly, we answer emails fast, accept returns and work hard to deliver 100% Customer Satisfaction!. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers 0706243045

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 13,82
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 3,63
Innerhalb USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

10.

Register, Woody
Verlag: OUP USA (2003)
ISBN 10: 0195167325 ISBN 13: 9780195167320
Neu Anzahl: > 20
Print-on-Demand
Anbieter
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Vereinigtes Königreich)
Bewertung

Buchbeschreibung OUP USA, 2003. PAP. Zustand: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bestandsnummer des Verkäufers LQ-9780195167320

Weitere Informationen zu diesem Verkäufer | Verkäufer kontaktieren

Neu kaufen
EUR 15,61
Währung umrechnen

In den Warenkorb

Versand: EUR 5,86
Von Vereinigtes Königreich nach USA
Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer

Es gibt weitere Exemplare dieses Buches

Alle Suchergebnisse ansehen