The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum

The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum

by P.T. Barnum

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The Art of Money Getting by P.T. Barnum by P.T. Barnum

In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013937475
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 03/06/2012
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 103 KB

About the Author

Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was an American showman, author, businessman, politician, and con-artist. Born in Connecticut, Barnum became a small businessman in his twenties, dabbling in book sales, lotteries, and running a general store. After Connecticut outlawed lotteries, he moved to New York City and became a showman. Barnum founded "Barnum's Grand Scientific and Musical Theater," and shortly thereafter purchased a museum of oddities which showcased the famous (and fraudulent) "Feejee Mermaid," a half-monkey, half-fish creation of a taxidermist. Barnum's lasting fame came from his circus, founded in 1875. Called "P.T. Barnum's Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, Caravan, and Hippodrome," his circus combined with the Cooper and Bailey Circus in the early 1880s, forming the Barnum and Bailey Circus (later purchased by the Ringling Bros.).

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