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Published by Putnam in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Barnum, P. T. -- 1810-1891 -- Juvenile literature,
  • Circus owners -- Juvenile literature

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Edition Notes

j-95015

Statementby Anne Edwards ; pictures by Marylin Hafner.
GenreJuvenile literature
SeriesSee and read biography
ContributionsHafner, Marylin.
The Physical Object
Pagination59 p. :
Number of Pages59
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23253840M
ISBN 100399205942, 0399610839

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P. T. Barnum was the greatest showman the world has ever seen: the co-creator of the Barnum & Bailey Circus and the man who made worldwide sensations of Jumbo the Elephant, General Tom Thumb, and the “Swedish Nightingale,” Jenny Lind. He was the champion of wonder, joy, trickery, and “humbug.”. P.T. Barnum book. Read 26 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. One of the earliest practitioners of the show business, P.T. Barnum 4/5.   The first part of the book about P. T. Barnum’s early like as a self made, ambitious man, was perhaps the most interesting. In all due respect, the book is an honest, forthright personal narrative. However, the book left me wondering if he was more in the business of exploitation rather than the Greatest Showman he saw himself as and was /5(48). “Robert Wilson’s Barnum, the first full-dress biography in twenty years, eschews clichés for a more nuanced story It is a life for our times, and the biography Barnum deserves.”—The Wall Street Journal P.T. Barnum is the greatest showman the world has ever seen. As a creator of the Barnum & Baily Circus and a champion of wonder, joy, trickery, and “humbug,” he was the /5(46).

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P.T. Barnum, in full Phineas Taylor Barnum, (born July 5, , Bethel, Connecticut, U.S.—died April 7, , Bridgeport, Connecticut), American showman who employed sensational forms of presentation and publicity to popularize such amusements as the public museum, the musical concert, and the three-ring circus. In partnership with James A. Find nearly any book by P.T. BARNUM. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over , booksellers. P. T. Barnum. The Legend and the Man. A. H. Saxon. Columbia University Press.   P.T. Barnum's Wife and Daughters. Barnum married his childhood friend Charity Hallett in , when the pair was 21 respectively. They were married for 44 years and had four daughters Born: