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First Resorts: Pursuing Pleasure at Saratoga Springs, Newport, & Coney Island

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"At the dawn of the nineteenth century, Saratoga Springs hosted no more than a thousand hardy travelers yearly, Newport floundered in the midst of a fifty-year commercial decline, and Coney Island's beach resembled a wind-swept wilderness. A hundred years later, the number of summer visitors to Saratoga had increased a hundredfold, the antics of high society at Newport tra ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published November 20th 2001 by Johns Hopkins University Press
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Squirrel Circus
Nov 15, 2011 Squirrel Circus rated it really liked it
Terrifically informative and interesting. Fantastic details about the early years of Coney Island, Newport RI, and Saratoga Springs. For a volume that covers so much ground and investigates the socioeconomic impact of the three locales it is VERY readable.
Tobacco Jones
Feb 07, 2013 Tobacco Jones rated it liked it
There is a lot of great stuff in this book but it is a bit long and repetitive. An edited second edition could bring it up a star, easily. The author obviously knows his stuff.
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