Barnum : an American life / Robert Wilson.

By: Wilson, Robert, 1951 February 21- [aut]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover: Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019Edition: First Simon & Schuster hardcover editionDescription: x, 341 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781501118623; 1501118625Subject(s): Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891 | Circus owners -- United States -- BiographyDDC classification: 791.3092 | B LOC classification: GV1811.B3 | W57 2019
Contents:
Introduction: "Do you know Barnum?" -- The richest child in town -- The nursemaid -- On Broadway -- The mermaid -- The general -- The queen -- The continent -- At home -- The voice -- Temples of entertainment -- Before the fall -- Putting out fires -- A ruined man -- The war and a wedding -- Fire! -- Show fever -- Marriage bonds -- Excitement, pepper & mustard -- And Bailey -- Last years.
Summary: "The first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation, a vivid account of the forefather of American entertainment"--
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index.

Introduction: "Do you know Barnum?" -- The richest child in town -- The nursemaid -- On Broadway -- The mermaid -- The general -- The queen -- The continent -- At home -- The voice -- Temples of entertainment -- Before the fall -- Putting out fires -- A ruined man -- The war and a wedding -- Fire! -- Show fever -- Marriage bonds -- Excitement, pepper & mustard -- And Bailey -- Last years.

"The first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation, a vivid account of the forefather of American entertainment"--

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