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"Palisades Amusement Park: A Century of Fond Memories"

Book.gif (1122 bytes)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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