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The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself
     

The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself

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by P T. Barnum, Terry Whalen
 

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ISBN-10: 0252069021

ISBN-13: 9780252069024

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780252069024
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Pages:
448
Sales rank:
568,392
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good thats fun to read unlike other biographies