Robert Wilson - Barnum: An American Life

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Sunday, August 11, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

In the first major biography of P.T. Barnum in a generation, Wilson, editor of The American Scholar and author of lives of Mathew Brady and Clarence King, reveals the complex man beneath the spectacular image, shows how Barnum was a defining figure of the nineteenth century--and tells a dynamic, engaging story. One of the country’s first self-made millionaires, Phineas Taylor Barnum (1810-1891) was a brilliant showman and marketer, but also much more. Concerned with making his audiences happy, he probably did not say, “There's a sucker born every minute"; rather, he cultivated an energetic industriousness and optimism that allowed him to reinvent himself after a series of catastrophes.

 

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Non Fiction
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781501118623
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 6th, 2019