The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls

Original author Karen Dubinsky
Between the Lines (1999)

For two centuries, the natural spectacle of Niagara Falls has long been a destination for newlyweds and tourists from around the world. Why is that? In her book, The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara FallsKaren Dubinsky poses a deceptively simple question: of all the ways to promote a waterfall as a tourist destination, why honeymoons?

Unlike the question, the answer is complicated and textured. Dubinsky employs research and wit to articulate the social, cultural, and historical context surrounding Niagara?s most prominent destination, its inhabitants, and the people who visit each year.  

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