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.
|Publisher:||New Horizon Press|
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|File size:||9 MB|
About the Author
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.