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    • Miracle at Coney Island

    • How a Sideshow Doctor Saved Thousands of Babies and Transformed American Medicine
    • By: Claire Prentice
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 3 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 17
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    How did thousands of premature infants come to be exhibited at America's most popular amusement park? In Miracle at Coney Island: How a Sideshow Doctor Saved Thousands of Babies and Transformed American Medicine, Claire Prentice uncovers the incredible true story of Martin Couney, the "incubator doctor."

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What is Ethical

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $5.59

    • The Lost Tribe of Coney Island

    • Headhunters, Luna Park, and the Man Who Pulled Off the Spectacle of the Century
    • By: Claire Prentice
    • Narrated by: Coleen Marlo
    • Length: 11 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
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    For the first time, The Lost Tribe of Coney Island unearths the incredible true story of the Igorrotes, a group of "headhunting, dog eating" tribespeople brought to America from the Philippines by the opportunistic showman Truman K. Hunt. At Luna Park, the g-string-clad Filipinos performed native dances and rituals before a wide-eyed public in a mocked-up tribal village. Millions of Americans flocked to see the tribespeople slaughter live dogs for their daily canine feasts and to hear thrilling tales of headhunting.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A neat piece of history

    • By Private Party on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Man Who Ran a Carnival Attraction That Saved Thousands of Premature Babies Wasn't a Doctor at All

    • By: Claire Prentice
    • Narrated by: Mark Schectman
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Martin Couney carried a secret with him, but the results are unimpeachable.

    Regular price: $1.95