The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himselfby P T. Barnum, Terry Whalen
Pub. Date: 08/28/2000
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
P.T. Barnum relates a true history of his adventures and the many enterprises in which he had engaged. A very interesting and colorful man, Barnum discusses his checkered career, where he had been everything from farmer's boy to merchant, clerk to manager, show man and bank president. He had been in jails and palaces, known poverty and wealth, traveled over a large portion of two continents and had seen all varieties of people and character. A light-hearted, intriguing history which will endeavor the reader to laugh at the antics of this historical show man.
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This is the first modern version of Barnum's original 1855 autobiography. Barnum not only admits that deception made him rich, he also takes great pleasure in recounting his notorious 'humbugs.' All in all, this is a fascinating and startling story told by one of the founders of American mass culture.
good thats fun to read unlike other biographies