P.T. Barnum The Greatest Showman on Earth: Illustrated Enlarged Special Edition

Release date: January 17, 2020
Author: Phineas Barnum
Length: 376 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
Softcover ISBN: NA MSRP: $17.95
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1592181841 MSRP: $29.95
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The greatest showman on Earth in his own words is great! Required reading for all entrepreneurs, relive the remarkable true-life adventure of the world’s best-known circus promoter and entertainment mastermind.

A story that’s as relevant today as it was in the 19th century, P.T. Barnum’s wild tale of rags to riches success is vain, egotistical, self-serving, and thoroughly entertaining. This printing is refreshed for modern audiences with enlarged pages, remastered images, new cover design and the original classic retro font.

P.T. Barnum originally released his raucous autobiography in 1869 and again in 1884 with updated “recollections” as he puts them. Few people have ever lived a career more crowded with incident, enterprise, and self-promoted success than the world’s foremost circus promoter who brought us the Barnum and Baileys Circus, among other attractions.

Barnum’s business acumen launched such projects as the American Museum, Tom Thumb, Jenny Lind, and other famous curiosities. He served as a mayor and a successful politician but also endured his share of failures and disappointments. This re-telling of his life is filled with spectacular periods engravings to aid in storytelling enlarged for viewing pleasure.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Early Life
Chapter 2: Incidents and Anecdotes
Chapter 3: In Business for Myself
Chapter 4: Struggles for a Livelihood
Chapter 5: My Start as a Showman
Chapter 6: My First Traveling Company
Chapter 7: A The Foot of the Ladder
Chapter 8: The American Museum
Chapter 9: The Road to Riches
Chapter 10: Another Successful Speculation
Chapter 11: General Tom Thumb in England
Chapter 12: In France
Chapter 13: In Belgium
Chapter 14: In England Again
Chapter 15: Return to America
Chapter 16: At Home
Chapter 17: The Jenny Lind Enterprise
Chapter 18: The Nightingale in New York
Chapter 19: Successful Management
Chapter 20: Incidents of the Tour
Chapter 21: Jenny Lind
Chapter 22: Close of the Campaign
Chapter 23: Other Enterprises
Chapter 24: Work and Play
Chapter 25: The Jerome Clock Company Entanglement
Chapter 26: Clouds and Sunshine
Chapter 27: Rest, But Not Rust
Chapter 28: Abroad Again
Chapter 29: In Germany
Chapter 30: In Holland
Chapter 31: The Art of Money-Getting
Chapter 32: An Enterprising Englishman
Chapter 33: Richard’s Himself Again
Chapter 34: Menagerie and Museum Memoranda
Chapter 35: East Bridgeport
Chapter 36: More About the Museum
Chapter 37: Mr. and Mrs. General Tom Thumb
Chapter 38: Political and Personal
Chapter 39: The American Museum in Ruins
Chapter 40: My War on the Railroads
Chapter 41: Bennett and the Herald
Chapter 42: Public Lecturing
Chapter 43: The New Museum
Chapter 44: Curious Coincidences – Number Thirteen
Chapter 45: Sea-Side Park
Chapter 46: Waldermere
Chapter 47: Best Only Found in Action
Chapter 48: Among My Friends and Neighbors
Chapter 49: Hippodromical, Hymenial, and Municipal
Chapter 50: Foreign and Domestic
Chapter 51: The Great Alliance

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