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Author Wilson, Robert, 1951 February 21- author.

Title Barnum : an American life / Robert Wilson.

Publication Info. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2019.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Biography  BIO Barnum    New Books Pittsburg 2ndFl  DUE 10-26-19
Edition First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Description x, 341 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
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Summary "The first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation, a vivid account of the forefather of American entertainment"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-322) and index.
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.
Subject Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor), 1810-1891.
Circus owners -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781501118623

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