Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226317526 Published May 1981

Humbug

The Art of P. T. Barnum

Neil Harris

Humbug
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Neil Harris

352 pages | 28 halftones | © 1975
Paper $30.00 ISBN: 9780226317526 Published May 1981
This carefully researched study of America's greatest showman, huckster, and impresario is both an inclusive analysis of the historical and cultural forces that were the conditions of P. T. Barnum's success, and, as befits its subject, a richly entertaining presentation of the outrageous man and his exploits.
Contents
Introduction
1. Early Years
2. The American Museum
3. The Operational Aesthetic
4. International Triumphs
5. The Swedish Nightingale
6. Disasters Encountered
7. Business and Politics
8. The Man of Confidence
9. The Circus
10. The Compleat Showman
Acknowledgments
Bibliographic Essay
Notes
Index
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