LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM


LIFE OF P. T. BARNUM

P. T. BARNUM    Book Number: 85364    Product format: Paperback

'I am 'a showman' by profession, and all the gildings shall make nothing else of me.' Meet the greatest entertainer of the 19th century. In 1934, desperate to create a better life for his family, small-time Connecticut businessman P. T. Barnum moved to New York City. With true entrepreneurial spirit and against all odds he wowed audiences with his ensemble of musical spectacles, attractions and variety shows. A master showman, his crowning achievement was the world-famous circus, Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth. Written by the man himself and first published in 1855, this account of his life and work creates an aura of excitement and his enduring fame confirms his reputation as the greatest impresario of all time. 'My grandfather was decidedly a wag. He was a practical joker.' Chapters include Tricks of the Trade, Three in A Bed, Traps and Barricades, A Stray Clergyman, The Irishman's Dog, The Stage Agent, Spirit of Speculation, A Cheap Wedding, The Love Letter, The Libel Suit, In Jail, Balancing Accounts and Life in the Travelling Circus as celebrated so recently in the huge film. 390pp in paperback.
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ISBN 9780008284749
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