MEDICINE SHOW by Malcolm Webber


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Tales of a pill show, exhibiting at large and small county seats (Oklahoma) little tanks, whistle stops and fairs, as the author joins up to work as musician, iron man and trooper. There is the resourcefulness of the headman, the performers, the crew; there are stories of the organization, the acts, the entertainers, of how the medical and functioned within the law, of incidents not scheduled, of fights with towns-people, of hangerson, of troubles with individuals, towns and weather -- and the ending of the show with a train wreck. Lively probably a composite picture -- of a vanishing type of show business, that gives all the tricks of the trade.

Publisher: Caxton