P. T. BARNUM by Anne Edwards

P. T. BARNUM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

P. T. Barnum was born on July 5, 1810, and all his life he tried to make up for missing the Independence Day fireworks and parades. Add to this a flair for head work and promotion, the memory of a practical-joking grandfather, and the attractions of Jenny Lind, Tom Thumb, and Jumbo, and you have it--The Greatest Show on Earth. Thus Edwards sketches a personable, crowd-loving showman; but without a hint of the humbug that made Barnum a colorful one, it's only a onering circus.

Pub Date: Sept. 30th, 1977
Publisher: Putnam