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The Resource Barnum's Own Story

Barnum's Own Story

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Barnum's Own Story
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Barnum's Own Story
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Summary
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. The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as Barnum, is scheduled for release in December 2017
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Barnum, P. T
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Performing Arts
  • Nonfiction
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Barnum's Own Story
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:78e1788d-686e-4f78-943a-a3e2f0533afa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
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electronic
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True
Isbn
9780486824758
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optical disk
Label
Barnum's Own Story
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:78e1788d-686e-4f78-943a-a3e2f0533afa
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780486824758
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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