P.T. Barnum

P.T. Barnum

by P. T. Barnum
     
 
� The editors have lavishly illustrated this brand-new, oversized edition -- plus added three colorful appendices: Famous Hoaxes, Sideshow Oddities, and a rare collection of Circus Posters.

The ultimate showman and master of the humbug, Phineas Taylor Barnum has collected in this volume a clown car stuffed with delightful anecdotes, yarns, and tales about the

Overview

� The editors have lavishly illustrated this brand-new, oversized edition -- plus added three colorful appendices: Famous Hoaxes, Sideshow Oddities, and a rare collection of Circus Posters.

The ultimate showman and master of the humbug, Phineas Taylor Barnum has collected in this volume a clown car stuffed with delightful anecdotes, yarns, and tales about the greatest humbugs and hoaxes ever perpetrated. Here you will meet impostors, charlatans, and deceptors - all pulling off a scam of one sort or another. Sometimes they�re driven by greed, other times by the sport of pulling it off. This book offers a parade of history�s con men and conjurers, religious nuts and swindlers, complete with Barnum�s insightful commentary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149808083
Publisher:
AbsolutelyAmazingEbooks.com
Publication date:
05/28/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
15 MB
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Meet the Author

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810 � 1891) was an American showman and businessman known for his celebrated hoaxes (Feejee Mermaid, George Washington�s nanny, et al.) and for founding the Barnum & Bailey Circus. He said of himself: �I am a showman by profession ... and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me�
Born in Bethel, Connecticut, Barnum founded a small newspaper before moving to New York City and embarking on an entertainment career. His first venture was Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater, followed by the purchase of the American Museum (to which he attached his name). Later on he established a traveling circus known as P.T. Barnum�s Grand Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan & Hippodrome. Today, the enterprise is known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, �The Greatest Show on Earth.�
P.T. Barnum also served in the Connecticut State Legislature and was later the mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he helped found the Bridgeport Hospital.

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