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Barnum's own story : the autobiography of P.T. Barnum / P. T. Barnum.

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  • 2 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Andrews-Dallas PL - Andrews BIOGRAPHY ENTERTAIN Barnum (Text) 73351000052594 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Batesville Mem. PL - Batesville 920 BARNUM P.T. (Text) 34706001585746 Non-Fiction 900-999 Available -
Milford PL - Milford 92 Bar (Text) 72433000142497 New Book Displays Checked out 11/30/2018

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780486811871 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0486811875
  • Physical Description: xii 452 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 22 cm
  • Edition: Dover edition.
  • Publisher: Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, 2017.

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Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1927.
Summary, etc.:
"P. T. Barnum's career of showmanship and charlatanry was marked by a surprising undercurrent of honesty and forthrightness. His exuberant autobiography forms a happy combination of all those traits, revealing the whole story of his world-famous hoaxes and publicity stunts. Here is a pageant of nineteenth-century America's gullibility and thirst for marvels, as told by the master of revels himself. A born storyteller, Barnum recalls his association with Tom Thumb, his audience with Queen Victoria, and his trouble keeping Jenny Lind's angelic image intact during a trying tour. He tells of Jumbo, the most famous elephant in history, from the creature's heroic arrival in America to its tragic death in a railroad accident; of his attempts to transfer Shakespeare's house and Madame Tussaud's Waxworks from England to New York; and of his triumphant reentry into public life after financial failure and five disastrous fires had all but wiped him out. The true-life tale of a man of boundless imagination and indomitable energy, Barnum's autobiography embodies the spirit of America's most exciting boom years"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Circus owners > United States > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.

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