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Amusing The Zillion

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Autumn Reading: The Lost Tribe of Coney Island November 10, 2014 by Tricia   In 1905, when Coney Island had a trio of three grand amusement parks–Steeplechase, Luna and Dreamland–popular attractions included a scenic railway that transported visitors to the … Continue reading


The Page 99 Test

Claire Prentice is an award-winning journalist whose work has been published in the Washington Post, The Times of London, The Guardian, Sydney Morning Herald, BBC Online, Cosmopolitan, and Marie Claire.   She applied the “Page 99 Test” to her new … Continue reading


National Geographic

Tribal Headhunters on Coney Island? Author Revisits Disturbing American Tale New book examines troubled history of Filipino tribe brought to America in 1905. Linda Qiu National Geographic Published October 27, 2014 Transplanted from the Philippines to New York’s famous Coney Island … Continue reading


The Coney Island Blog

Guest Post: Claire Prentice Posted on October 29, 2014 For as long as I can remember I’ve been fascinated by Coney Island and its rich history. Several years ago, I took the train out to Coney for a day trip. … Continue reading


New York Times

Show Biz Pride and Shame; Hotel’s Hyphen Books About Danny Aiello, Filipino Natives on Coney Island and the Waldorf-Astoria 19 October 2014 Sam Roberts Danny Aiello once proclaimed, “I want to be loved,” and the 81-year-old actor does his best … Continue reading


The Huffington Post

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The Weirdest Attractions From Coney Island’s Heyday 21 October 2014 Claire Prentice The action at the center of my new book, The Lost Tribe of Coney Island, takes place at Coney Island in 1905 so I have spent the last … Continue reading



Review Issue: October 15, 2014 The Lost Tribe of Coney Island: Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled off the Spectacle of the Century. Prentice, Claire (Author) Oct 2014. 432 p. Houghton/New Harvest, hardcover, $26.   In the early … Continue reading