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Author: P T Barnum; James W Cook
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader reveals the trailblazing American showman as, by turns, a moral reformer, a habitual hoaxer, an insightful critic, a savvy "puffer," a master of images, a sparkling writer, a relentless provocateur, and an early advocate of "family" entertainments. Taken together, these selections paint a new and more complete portrait of this complex man than has ever been seen before. James W.  Read more...
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Named Person: P T Barnum; Phineas Taylor Barnum; P T Barnum
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P T Barnum; James W Cook
ISBN: 0252030540 9780252030543 0252072952 9780252072956
OCLC Number: 58791435
Description: x, 258 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The architect of the modern culture industry / James W. Cook --
Gallery I: Barnum's serialized writings --
Gallery 2: Barnum's promotions --
Gallery 3: Barnum's gallery of wonders --
Gallery 4: Barnum's public reception --
Gallery 5: Barnum's legacy.
Responsibility: Phineas T. Barnum ; edited by James W. Cook.
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Reveals the trailblazing American showman P T Barnum as, by turns, a moral reformer, a habitual hoaxer, an insightful critic, a savvy 'puffer', a master of images, a sparkling writer, a relentless  Read more...

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