Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

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by Jerry Apps
     
 

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Ringlingville USA is the story of seven brothers who started with next to nothing and became the most famous circus family ever known. This is an extensively illustrated history with many never before published photos. This first history of the Ringling Circus in over fifty years recounts the hard work, business savvy, and entrepreneurship of the Ringling Brothers as… See more details below

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Ringlingville USA is the story of seven brothers who started with next to nothing and became the most famous circus family ever known. This is an extensively illustrated history with many never before published photos. This first history of the Ringling Circus in over fifty years recounts the hard work, business savvy, and entrepreneurship of the Ringling Brothers as they created the largest, most famous circus in the world. Author Jerry Apps presents a comprehensive history of the family business while at the same time recreating the sights and sounds of the circus at the turn of the century.

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2005 Outstanding Academic Title from Choice Magazine

"Jerry Apps diligently searched the most extensive circus archives in America before writing about the Brothers Ringling. He covers the lives of the Ringlings and provides extensive examples of family correspondence. He details financial records of their circuses, proving their financial success. Best of all, Ringlingville USA is historically correct." (Fred Dr. Pfening Jr., Editor,  Bandwagon: The Journal of the Circus Historical Society)

"Congratulations to Jerry Apps for Ringlingville USA. This is an excellent historical story about my grandfather, Alf T. Ringling, and his brothers. Ringlingville brought bittersweet memories of my days with the circus, 1937 through 1941, and the lullaby of the wheels." (Paul T. Ringling)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015999136
Publisher:
Wisconsin Historical Society
Publication date:
01/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
767,675
File size:
15 MB
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