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The Resource Barnum : an American life, Robert Wilson

Barnum : an American life, Robert Wilson

Label
Barnum : an American life
Title
Barnum
Title remainder
an American life
Statement of responsibility
Robert Wilson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation, a vivid account of the forefather of American entertainment"--
  • From birth to death, Phineas Taylor Barnum repeatedly reinvented himself. He learned as a young man how to wow crowds, and built a fortune that placed him among the first millionaires in the United States. He also suffered tragedy, bankruptcy, and fires that destroyed his life's work, yet willed himself to rebuild and succeed again. Wilson captures the full genius, infamy, and allure of the ebullient showman. He makes the case that P. T. Barnum represented, and indeed created, a distinctly American sense of optimism, industriousness, humor, and relentless energy. -- adapted from jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
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1951 February 21-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wilson, Robert
Dewey number
  • 791.3092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Simon & Schuster nonfiction original hardcover
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Circus owners
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Circus owners
  • United States
Label
Barnum : an American life, Robert Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
on1083699231
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501118623
Lccn
2019000245
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083699231
Label
Barnum : an American life, Robert Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
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
Control code
on1083699231
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
x, 341 pages
Isbn
9781501118623
Lccn
2019000245
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)1083699231

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