Author: David K. Wright
Introduces the life and accomplishments of the man who is known as the creator of "the greatest show on Earth."
Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
A celebration of the life of P. T. Barnum chronicles his achievements as a history-making showman; details his work with Jenny Lind, Tom Thumb, and Jumbo; and identifies his impact on American popular culture. 60,000 first printing. Tour.
Author: A. H. Saxon
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Saxon brings together more than 300 letters written by the self-styled "Prince of Humbugs." Here we see him, opinionated and exuberant, with only the rarest flashes of introspection and self-doubt, haggling with business partners, blustering over politics, and attempting to get such friends as Mark Twain to endorse his latest schemes.
Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when,at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.
Barnum's Own Story
Author: P. T. Barnum
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
Barnum's career of showmanship and charlatanry was marked by a surprising undercurrent of honesty. In this classic of self-accusation and self-justification, he reveals the stories behind his hoaxes and publicity stunts. Illustrations throughout.
Author: Tracey Fern
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Barnum Brown's (1873-1963) parents named him after the circus icon P.T. Barnum, hoping that he would do something extraordinary--and he did! As a paleonotologist for the American Museum of Natural History, he discovered the first documented skeleton of the Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as most of the other dinosaurs on display there today. An appealing and fun picture book biography, with zany and stunning illustrations by Boris Kulikov, BARNUM'S BONES captures the spirit of this remarkable man. Barnum's Bones is one The Washington Post's Best Kids Books of 2012.
A strong feeling, a remarkable coincidence, a strange dream . . . What may seem ordinary could actually be an important message from a deceased loved one, spirit guide, or your higher self. Open to a wealth of guidance and opportunities by learning how to recognize and interpret the signs and synchronicities all around us. Expand your awareness of the symbols in your life, strengthen your intuition, overcome challenges, and manifest your desires. This experiential guide includes: A dictionary of more than 500 traditional symbols Practical exercises to develop your intuitive abilities Guidance in defining your own personal symbols Explanation of how to use chakras and auras Stories and true-life psychic experiences Praise: "Melanie Barnum offers a vast array of traditional interpretations sprinkled with her own insightful experiences, making The Book of Psychic Symbols an invaluable contribution to every psychic's library."—Elizabeth Harper, author of Wishing: How to Fulfill Your Heart's Desires
This is the true story of the making and marketing of an invention by two American brothers who grew up on a farm in Iowa, about two miles from where the author grew up. They are credited by many with helping to save the great game of basketball in the last decades of the 20th century, by making an invention for a break-away basketball goal and working to get it into widespread use. Francis B. Francois began his professional career in the U.S. Patent Office in 1956 as a Patent Examiner after graduating from Iowa State University with a degree in engineering. Shortly after moving to Washington, D.C., Frank began attending night law school at The George Washington University. He was the inventors' patent attorney, and in this book he reveals the fascinating story of how his friends the Estlunds helped save basketball.
Author: Edward J. Balleisen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The United States has always proved an inviting home for boosters, sharp dealers, and outright swindlers. Worship of entrepreneurial freedom has complicated the task of distinguishing aggressive salesmanship from unacceptable deceit, especially on the frontiers of innovation. At the same time, competitive pressures have often nudged respectable firms to embrace deception. As a result, fraud has been a key feature of American business since its beginnings. In this sweeping narrative, Edward Balleisen traces the history of fraud in America—and the evolving efforts to combat it—from the age of P. T. Barnum through the eras of Charles Ponzi and Bernie Madoff. Starting with an early nineteenth-century American legal world of "buyer beware," this unprecedented account describes the slow, piecemeal construction of modern regulatory institutions to protect consumers and investors, from the Gilded Age through the New Deal and the Great Society. It concludes with the more recent era of deregulation, which has brought with it a spate of costly frauds, including the savings and loan crisis, corporate accounting scandals, and the recent mortgage-marketing debacle. By tracing how Americans have struggled to foster a vibrant economy without enabling a corrosive level of fraud, this book reminds us that American capitalism rests on an uneasy foundation of social trust.
In this groundbreaking new book, former federal prosecutor Pamela Barnum investigates the often-criticized and misunderstood profession of network marketing. She combines insight learned from twenty years in the criminal justice system with observations made as a professional network marketer. The information is delivered with the wit and humor you would expect from someone who transitioned from a career of Breaking Bad to a profession focused on Breaking Busy, and will provide you with a path to the freedom to build your own career. Is the life you’re living worth the price you’re paying? Before network marketing, Pamela Barnum’s resounding answer was “no”. At the time, she was working more than sixty hours a week as an attorney prosecuting drug dealers. She had given up her career as an undercover police officer to get married and start a family. She thought working as a lawyer would be a more family-friendly job. It turns out she had simply traded one demanding career for another. When a friend introduced her to network marketing, she did what her extensive experience in the criminal justice system taught her to do – she investigated. She thought it was one of those ‘pyramid schemes’ and set out to prove it. This book details what countless hours of research and years of personal experience reveal about network marketing. If you are a network marketer, or someone who is interested in learning more, this book is a compass that will help you find the truth. Find out: ⇒ What network marketing is and whether it is a viable business opportunity for you. ⇒ How the law applies to network marketing. ⇒ What it takes to be successful with network marketing. ⇒ Why a skeptical lawyer left her career to pursue the profession of network marketing. ⇒ What to look for in a network marketing company.
Author: M. R. Werner
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
1927. The things that Barnum did were often so curious or incredible, and always picturesque, that the reader may lean toward doubting their accuracy. The author is not writing a romance and provides ample authority for every statement and anecdote included in this book. The bibliography at the end reveals the sources of information.