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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

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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

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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

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Booklist

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

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The Igorrote Tribe Traveled the World for Show And Made These Two Men Rich

Truman Hunt and Richard Schneidewind were locked in a fierce competition, but by the end, the tribespeople were left poor, hungry and yearning for home.   By Claire Prentice smithsonian.com October 14, 2014   Igorrotes on show at Coney Island, … Continue reading

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In Scotland, old-time gypsy caravans make for surprisingly cozy overnight digs

 Washington Post, 1 June 2014 Visitors to Bramble Bield in Stirlingshire stay in Holly (left) and Rowan (right), traditional gypsy caravans built in the 1950s   It wasn’t the farmyard cockerel that finally woke us from our slumbers. Nor was … Continue reading

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Republicans must accept US change

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 AFTER keeping their divisions tightly under wraps during the election campaign, Republican disagreements sprang to the surface in the days after their 
election defeat. In television appearances, tweets and blogs, Republicans of every shade … Continue reading

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Obama must act fast on the economy

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Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012 WITH victory in the bag, the real battle begins. Far from kicking back and basking in a post-election glow, President Obama returned to work last week facing a formidable set of challenges. Gone is … Continue reading

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Republicans must accept US change

Scotland on Sunday, 11 November 2012  

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Life turned upside down for New Yorkers after superstorm Sandy

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Scotland on Sunday, 4 November 2012 ON THE corner of Avenue D and 9th Street, an area that New York real estate agents refer to as “up and coming”, men, women and children are queuing up with buckets, pots and … Continue reading