Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus
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Published
New York : PublicAffairs, [2021].
ISBN
9781541762282, 1541762282
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x, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
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Acton - Adult
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Published
New York : PublicAffairs, [2021].
Format
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Language
English
ISBN
9781541762282, 1541762282

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index.
Description
"Millions have sat under the "big top," watching as trapeze artists glide and clowns entertain, but few know the captivating stories behind the men who shaped the circus. Battle for the Big Top 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. New York Times bestselling author Les Standiford recreates a remarkable 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. Filled with details of their ever-evolving showmanship, business strategies, and personal magnetism, this Ragtime-like narrative will delight and enchant circus-lovers everywhere"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Standiford, L. (2021). Battle for the big top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus . PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Standiford, Les. 2021. Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-defying Saga of the American Circus. PublicAffairs.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Standiford, Les. Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-defying Saga of the American Circus PublicAffairs, 2021.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Standiford, Les. Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-defying Saga of the American Circus PublicAffairs, 2021.

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