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The life of P. T. Barnum

P. T. Barnum

The life of P. T. Barnum

by P. T. Barnum

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Published by Sampson Low, Son, & Co in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Barnum, P. T. -- 1810-1891.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementwritten by himself.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 372p. :
    Number of Pages372
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19612735M

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Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend posterity. The present volume is the first modern edition of Barnum’s original and outrageous autobiography, published in and unavailable for more than a century.

The first major biography of P. Barnum in a generation, a vivid account of the forefather of American entertainment. Barnum was the greatest showman the world has ever seen: the co-creator of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the man who made worldwide sensations of Jumbo the Elephant, General Tom Thumb, and the “Swedish Nightingale.

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“Robert Wilson’s Barnum, the first full-dress biography in twenty years, eschews clichés for a more nuanced story It is a life for our times, and the biography Barnum deserves.”—The Wall Street Journal P.T.

Barnum is the greatest showman the world has ever seen. As a creator of the Barnum & Baily Circus and a champion of wonder, joy, trickery, and “humbug,” he was the Released on: Aug   P. Barnum is as quintessentially American as Cornelius Vanderbilt or Andrew Carnegie. Most of us grew up at least being able to recognize the Barnum & Bailey's animal crackers box or listening to ads for the circus on the television or radio a hundred years after P.

Barnum actually lived. He is an. The life of P.T. Barnum by Barnum, P. (Phineas Taylor), Publication date Topics Barnum, P. (Phineas Taylor),Circus owners -- United States Publisher Buffalo: Courier Co. Collection americana Digitizing sponsor University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign ContributorPages:   Indesperate to create a better life for his family, small-time Connecticut businessman P.

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 – often exploiting the vulnerable for entertainment value/5(5).

Barnum was an American showman and entertainer who founded the ‘Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’. Read this biography to learn more about his profile, childhood, life and timeline.

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Updated editions of The Life of P. Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend posterity.

The present volume is the first modern edition of Barnum's original and outrageous autobiography, published in and unavailable for more than a century/5(40). I suppose there’s a sort of poetic injustice in the fact that “The Greatest Showman,” the new musical (which opens today) based on the life of P.

Barnum, the long-famed “Prince of. Page 13 - But, though Barnum's avocations and diversions may have been politics and philanthropy and reform, his real life was in his business. From his infancy his thoughts were devoted to making money, to getting a good bargain, even on a small scale.

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Barnum - Primary Source Edition. Author: Phineas Taylor Barnum; Publisher: Nabu Press ISBN: Category: Page: View: DOWNLOAD NOW» This is a reproduction of a book published before. When P.T. Barnum's name comes up these days, it's mostly for one of two reasons.

Either someone loved him in The Greatest Showman or someone really loves animal crackers. But in real life, P.T. Barnum was a pretty darn complicated person. Here's the messed up truth of P.T. : Tom Meisfjord. P.T. Barnum was America's most famous promoter -- and in recent years, his life has been getting a fresh look.

Two years ago, there was a movie starring Hugh Jackman; this year, author Robert.More editions of Struggles and Triumphs or Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum Part 1: Struggles and Triumphs or Forty Years' Recollections of P. T. Barnum Part 1: ISBN () Softcover, Kessinger Publishing, LLC,