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The Great and Only Barnum
The Great and Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life of Showman P.T. Barnum | Candace Fleming
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Biography of P.T. Barnum, showman and founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus. Readers can visit Barnum's American Museum; meet Tom Thumb, the miniature man (only 39 in. tall) and his tinier bride (32 in.); experience the thrill Barnum must have felt when,at age 60, he joined the circus; and discover Barnum's legacy.
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TracyReadsBooks
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I‘m always impressed with authors who can write so well & tell such a good story, fiction or nonfiction, that at the end you don‘t much care the person (or characters) they were writing about wasn‘t all that nice or particularly likable. Fleming‘s biography of Barnum tells the history of a fascinating man who was undoubtedly a great showman/salesmen but who often had a loose relationship with the truth & ethics. An interesting, eye-opening book.

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More nonfiction...

Unicorns? Lunar bison? A tribe of beavers that live in huts?

I would totally read this book.

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Yossarian
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A trip to the movies after the Chinese food is done, as the Rabbis decreed in the Talmud ...

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cathysaid 😂👏😂 2y
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I finished this book in one sitting because it was such an #engagingread! #ptbarnum was a man who #neverquit despite challenges. His life story inspired the movie #thegreatestshowman which set to hit the theaters this December. Can't wait to watch it! #booknerd #bookworm #circus #museums #nonfiction #Biography #truestory #oddities #barnumandbaileycircus #read150 #passionforreading📚 #gratefulforlibrary #calgarylibrary

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"Amusement might not be the great aim of life...but it gives zest to our days." The Great and Only Barnum is a biography by Candace Fleming, illustrated by Ray Fenwick. After hearing that the Barnum & Bailey circus is closing, I wanted to learn more about P.T. Barnum. NPR talks more about the closing here: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/15/509903805/after-146-years-ring...
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DrSpalding Excellent post Anastasia! This looks like a great biography. 3y
Alisoncavicchi I want to read this one my self! Definitely a very relevant biography right now, and a fun/different topic to discuss with your class. They won't feel like they're "learning about history" *snooze* with this one! 3y
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