Barnum s Own Story

Author: P. T. Barnum
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486824756
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Barnum's career of showmanship and charlatanry was marked by a surprising undercurrent of honesty. In this classic of self-accusation and self-justification, he reveals the stories behind his hoaxes and publicity stunts. Illustrations throughout.

P T Barnum

Author: A. H. Saxon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231056878
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Saxon brings together more than 300 letters written by the self-styled "Prince of Humbugs." Here we see him, opinionated and exuberant, with only the rarest flashes of introspection and self-doubt, haggling with business partners, blustering over politics, and attempting to get such friends as Mark Twain to endorse his latest schemes.

P T Barnum

Author: David K. Wright
Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree
ISBN: 9780817244569
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Introduces the life and accomplishments of the man who is known as the creator of "the greatest show on Earth."

Prince of Humbug

Author: Catherine M. Andronik
Publisher: Atheneum Books
ISBN: 9780689317965
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A biography of the showman who created a three-ring circus known as the "greatest show on earth" and sponsored such notables as Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and Jumbo, the elephant

The Great and Only Barnum

Author: Candace Fleming
ISBN: 9780375841972
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when,at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.

The Life of P T Barnum Written by Himself

Author: Stephen Mihm
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319098401
Format: PDF, ePub
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The modern entertainment industry -- never mind the culture of celebrity with which it is intertwined -- owes a profound debt to Barnum's innovations a century and a half ago. He understood, far better than his contemporaries, how to attract an audience, and no less important, how to keep it. In fact, the professions of advertising, public relations, marketing, and all the other means and methods used to persuade twenty-first century consumers what to buy, where to eat, what to watch, and how to live arguably trace their origins to Barnum. Stephen Mihm's new book situates Barnum's contributions within the larger issues of his lifetime, including the vexed issue of race, slavery, and abolition. The particular version of his memoirs used in this volume is drawn from the original 1855 edition. Unlike subsequent versions, where Barnum banished some of the more disquieting stories and events of his life, the original edition offers the most unvarnished account of Barnum's career up until that time. In addition to Barnum's life story, this edition reprints fourteen additional documents to bring Barnum's entire career to life. These documents include reviews of the autobiography in the popular press; selections from Barnum's other writings; and a handful of other items selected to illuminate parts of his life not captured by the autobiography itself. Following the documents there is a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography to encourage further analysis and research.