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Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus
 

Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

By Standiford, Les
Read by Harrison, B. J.

Bestselling author Les STandiford writes the untold story of three Golden Age titans and the confrontations, cut-throat business strategies, and eccentric personalities that built the Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus. 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. 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.
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ISBN 9781549139062
Released NZ 15 Jun 2021
Publisher Public Affairs
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
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ISBN-13 9781549139062
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Public Affairs
Imprint Public Affairs
Released 15 Jun 2021
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Library Edition
 › 2 other possible formats available
Edition Library Edition
Author(s) By Standiford, Les
Read by Harrison, B. J.
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Circus
World History: From C 1900 -
American History
History Of Specific Institutions
Business & Management
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 165mm
Height: 155mm
Spine: 30mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 277g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade

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