With its two hundred pages and a foreword by the legendary
Cousin Bruce Morrow, this oversized coffee table book captures every fond memory of the
famous New Jersey fun spot: the vinegar-soaked french fries, the Tunnel of Love, the
world's largest outdoor salt water pool, and so much more.
Vince Gargiulo, executive director of
the Palisades Amusement Park Historical Society, grew up in Cliffside Park under the glow
of the famed amusement park. With the cooperation of hundreds of residents, employees, and
executives of the Park, Mr. Gargiulo has compiled a comprehensive history of the Park
beginning with its inception in the late 1800s, continuing through its rather checkered
history, until its ultimate demise in the early 70s. It is being published by Rutgers
University Press, a leading publisher of New Jersey historical literature.
In the foreword of the book, Cousin Brucie recalls, "Palisades was an integral
part of our lives. Anybody who has played, visited, or been touched by this magical
kingdom retains the glow from a very special relationship."
For those who ever visited Palisades Amusement Park, this book is sure to bring back
those cherished remembrances. And for those never lucky enough to have entered its
colorful gates, Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories will recreate the
thrills, laughter and joy that was Palisades.
The first hardcover printing of "Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond
Memories" sold out within two weeks of its release in December 1995. This made it
the fastest selling book in the history of Rutgers University Press.
The book is now available in a newly revised and expanded
soft cover edition.
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