P. T. Barnum: The World's Greatest Showman

P. T. Barnum: The World's Greatest Showman

by Alice Mulcahey Fleming, Alice Fleming


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Although P. T. Barnum is usually linked with the circus, he really was a promoter — a promoter of oddities, a promoter of his exhibits, & a tireless promoter of himself. Barnum was such a master in the art of self-promotion that even 100 years after his death he retains his self-appointed title: The Worlds Greatest Showman. Legend links Barnum to the saying theres a sucker born every minute. While there is no proof the quote is his, Barnum did pull some scams in his day. Yet his legitimate exhibits & shows far outshine his hoaxes. He introduced Jumbo the elephant, soprano Jenny Lind, & General Tom Thumb.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802782342
Publisher: Walker & Company
Publication date: 10/01/1993
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.21(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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