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The Resource Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford

Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford

Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus
Title
Battle for the big top
Title remainder
P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus
Statement of responsibility
Les Standiford
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. New York Times bestselling author Les 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 circus-lovers everywhere"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standiford, Les
Dewey number
791.3092
Illustrations
plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1801
LC item number
.S73 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Circus
  • Bailey, James Anthony
  • Barnum, P. T.
  • Ringling, John
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  • PERFORMING ARTS / Circus
  • SPORTS & RECREATION / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World on fire -- Before the big top -- The periodic table of circus elements -- On American shores -- Pachyderm on the half shelf -- Readying for takeoff -- How they roll -- What's in a name -- Growing a stake -- Clash of the Titans -- A showman hits his stride -- First tour of duty -- Museum master -- General Tom -- Est arrive -- Riches to rags, and back again -- The circus comes calling -- Mr. B, meet Mr. B. -- On massive shoulders -- The greatest show -- Upstarts -- The coming men -- Punch and counter punch -- Building a Leviathan -- Terms of success -- The price of love -- Last man standing -- Patriarch of paradise -- The last race -- After the ball -- out of the ashes -- Rock and roll to the rescue -- What remains
Control code
on1199127731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781541762282
Lccn
2020056749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1199127731
Label
Battle for the big top : P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the death-defying saga of the American circus, Les Standiford
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 237-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
World on fire -- Before the big top -- The periodic table of circus elements -- On American shores -- Pachyderm on the half shelf -- Readying for takeoff -- How they roll -- What's in a name -- Growing a stake -- Clash of the Titans -- A showman hits his stride -- First tour of duty -- Museum master -- General Tom -- Est arrive -- Riches to rags, and back again -- The circus comes calling -- Mr. B, meet Mr. B. -- On massive shoulders -- The greatest show -- Upstarts -- The coming men -- Punch and counter punch -- Building a Leviathan -- Terms of success -- The price of love -- Last man standing -- Patriarch of paradise -- The last race -- After the ball -- out of the ashes -- Rock and roll to the rescue -- What remains
Control code
on1199127731
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 255 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates
Isbn
9781541762282
Lccn
2020056749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1199127731

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