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P.T. Barnum, American dreamer

Author: Susan E LeventhalMichael CascioWilliam HarrisRuss FirestoneAndrea BlackAll authors
Publisher: New York, NY : A & E Home Video, ©1994.
Series: Biography (Lerner Publications Company); American dynasties.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An entrepreneur with an extraordinary vision of entertainment, P.T. Barnum didn't invent the circus, he reinvented it. Barnum took the most exciting human and animal acts he could find, put them in a three-ring setting, and electrified America. Here are Barnum's little-known forays into other careers as well, including politics, newspaper publishing, museums and land development.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: P T Barnum; P T Barnum
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Leventhal; Michael Cascio; William Harris; Russ Firestone; Andrea Black; Jack Perkins; History Channel (Television network); Arts and Entertainment Network.; A & E Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1565014707 9781565014701
OCLC Number: 32995611
Notes: Videocassette release of an episode of the television series, Biography.
Credits: Associate producers, John Griffin and Dave Snyder ; camera, Jeff Friedman [and others] ; editor, Judy Minot.
Performer(s): Narrator, Jack Perkins.
Description: 1 videocassette (50 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Biography (Lerner Publications Company); American dynasties.
Other Titles: American dreamer
Biography (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by History Television Network Productions, H-TV ; A & E Television Networks ; executive producers, Susan E. Leventhal, Michael Cascio and William Harris ; co-producer/writer, Russ Firestone ; producer/director, Andrea Black.

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An entrepreneur with an extraordinary vision of entertainment, P.T. Barnum didn't invent the circus, he reinvented it. Barnum took the most exciting human and animal acts he could find, put them in a three-ring setting, and electrified America. Here are Barnum's little-known forays into other careers as well, including politics, newspaper publishing, museums and land development.

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