P. T. Barnum: Every Crowd Has a Silver Lining (Americans: The Spirit of a Nation) (Library Binding)

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P. T. Barnum: Every Crowd Has a Silver Lining (Americans: The Spirit of a Nation) (Library Binding)

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When Jumbo the Elephant arrived in the United States in 1882, crowds lined up to see this seven-ton animal perform at the circus. Only one man could deliver such a giant attraction to audiences, P. T. Barnum. A master of entertainment and showmanship, Barnum introduced Americans to wild acts and curiosities at the American Museum and the Barnum and Bailey Circus. His keen understanding of advertisement and promotion helped invent the modern world of "show business." Author Tom Streissguth explores the life of this innovative entertainer from his early days in the lottery business to his creation of the first three-ring circus.
Product Details ISBN: 9780766030220
ISBN-10: 0766030229
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication Date: January 16th, 2008
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Americans: The Spirit of a Nation