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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC) (Oct. 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738535621
  • ISBN-13: 978-0738535623
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 16.4 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 386 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #703,480 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
A Parade Of Magnificent Memories! - a lifetime Macy Parade Dec 17 2004
By Mr. Bill - Published on Amazon.com
This wonderful book reflects a magical history of the parade the whole world loves! Everyone's a New Yorker on Thanksgiving Day, and our earliest childhood memories include family, food and friends and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. While there are many parades held on Thanksgiving Day, the Macy's Parade is the grand-daddy of them all. Spectacular floats, magnificent marching bands and the biggest and best balloons in the world!

This book takes you back to the very first parade, "The Macy's Christmas Parade" as it was known in 1924. It follows the history of the parade and tells the story through newspaper accounts, fascinating memories from parade producers and participants and ads from every decade, including the three year period of World War II when the parade was not held.

The photographs are an amazing collection, many seen here for the very first time- dating back to the very first balloon, Felix The Cat. This is truly the "almanac" of the Macy Parade, and no parade lover should be without a copy! Written by 2 true Macy Parade fans, it is informative and entertaining. It is a "must have" keepsake of the greatest parade of all.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Phenomenal archive of Macy's parade Oct. 20 2005
By Red Wood - Published on Amazon.com
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When I ordered this book, I thought it was another one, which I'd seen in a Barnes and Noble bookstore some years ago. That one had pictures of a number of the "hosts" of the parade-like Jackie Gleason, etc. It was closer to a coffee table size. However, I was surprised when this one arrived. This has many more pictures than that book, and mainly of the balloons(which is really the best part). Plus it documents the history of the parade and its high points. This is, by far, the best thing I've ever found on the parade, in any form of media, whatsoever. I'll keep my eyes open for the other book, but this is the ONE to definitely get.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
A MIRACLE OF A BOOK ABOUT THE MIRACLE ON 34th - Jan. 31 2005
By M.J. - Published on Amazon.com
This book is a WOW! The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the Miracle on 34th St and this book is a miracle too. That for the first time the glorious history of the Parade is presented in a fantastic mix of photos, ads, and a very enjoyable and readable text. The authors present their history in a conversational manner that encourages you to read the book from front to back and all over again! The images in black and white and color bring the parade to all, and year round too! Great for anyone planning on seeing the parade in person, or whom have seen it in person or watched on TV. A keepsake and collectible that does the Parade proud!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Finally a book that tells the history of the Macy's Parade Dec 12 2004
By M. Powell - Published on Amazon.com
Finally a book that documents the long and amazing history of the world famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The authors present decade by decade of wonderful and very interesting facts and details on each parade. The book is worth the price just for the great pictures of all the big Macy'a balloons. A treasure trove of awesome photos, vintage ads and sketches. And the book ends in blaze of color photos that are too good to be true. How can you go wrong with pictures of the first Bullwinkle balloon!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Balloons, clowns, and little ol' New York! Dec 7 2004
By Charlie from Peekskill - Published on Amazon.com
If you are a Parade fan, history buff or, better yet, both, this is a great book. The book gives you detailed information about the Parade's history from the begining to today. It's a wonderful way to reminisce about your favorite memories such as the first time you saw the parade on television or stood on the streets of New York anxiously awaiting to see the giant Bullwinkle balloon and, of course, Santa. I know I did.


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