The Last of the Wallendas

The Last of the Wallendas

by D. Wallenda

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The Last of the Wallendas by D. Wallenda

The "Great Wallendas" was one of the most famous daredevil circus acts in history. The Last of the Wallendas is Delilah Wallenda's personal, colorful and poignant story of circus life, her eccentric grandfather Karl and a family wracked by headline tragedies. She brings us behind closed doors to see the Wallendas' fights, affairs, divorces, bigamy, suicides and insanity throughout the years.

Delilah Wallenda tells the inside story of how Karl created and performed the dangerous seven-person human pyramid, then lived with the high wire tragedy that left his son-in-law and nephew dead and his adopted son permanently paralyzed. She reveals how Karl's death and its consequences affected his family and her own subsequent fight to save the circus.

Delilah has gained fame as the only woman to perform Karl's stunts, taking over from her mother, Jenny, who quit performing because of Karl's obsession to perform "the seven." She continues in the Wallenda tradition, performing on the high wire and continuing to thrill audiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780882825274
Publisher: New Horizon Press
Publication date: 06/16/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 993,856
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Delilah Wallenda has committed her life to saving the circus in the face of "tragedy and madness in a family and in a business that is dying." She resides with her family in Sarasota, Florida.

Nan DeVincentis-Hayes has contributed articles to People, Brides, Redbook, Parade, Grit, US and Writer's Digest and is the author of Moving It!. She teaches college literature, composition and journalism and is president of the Eastern Shore Writers Association. She resides in Salisbury, Maryland.

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