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The Resource Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford

Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford

Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus
Title
Battle for the big top
Title remainder
P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus
Statement of responsibility
Les Standiford
Title variation
P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Millions have sat under the 'big top,' watching as trapeze artists glide and clowns entertain, but few know the . . . stories behind the men who shaped the circus. [This book] is the untold story of the battles of the three circus kings--James Bailey, P.T. Barnum, and John Ringling--all vying for control of the vastly profitable and widely influential American Circus. [The author] recreates an . . . era when a community--without regard for gender, creed, or nationality--would be captivated by the spectacle created by three diversely talented individuals who transcended the ordinary. Ultimately, the rivalry of these three men resulted in the creation of an institution that would surpass all intentions and, for 147 years, hold a nation spellbound"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ICrlF
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standiford, Les
Dewey number
791.3/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1801
LC item number
.S73 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bailey, James Anthony
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Ringling, John
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
  • Circus
Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9781541762275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
fol20392139
Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First trade paperback edition.
Extent
x, 255 pages
Isbn
9781541762275
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
fol20392139

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