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Barnum, P. T. (Phineas Taylor) 1810-1891

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Works: 915 works in 2,051 publications in 6 languages and 47,665 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Biography  Fiction  Biographies  History  Picture books  Autobiographies  Newspapers  Poetry  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Performer, Dedicatee, Editor, Commentator, Other, Printer, Bookseller, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Illustrator, Narrator
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The art of money getting; or, Golden rules for money getting by P. T Barnum( )

15 editions published between 1880 and 2018 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, "as plain as the road to the mill." It consists simply in expending less than we earn; that seems to be a very simple problem. Mr. Micawber, one of those happy creations
The humbugs of the world by P. T Barnum( Book )

55 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and French and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ebenezer Scrooge's cry of 'Humbug!' is well known throughout the English-speaking world. But what did he mean? In this entertaining book, P. T. Barnum (1810-91), defines 'humbug' as 'glittering appearances by which to suddenly arrest public attention, and attract the public eye and ear'. A showman himself and the creator of 'The Greatest Show on Earth', Barnum was famous for his own tricks, and describes here some of the most fascinating and outrageous examples perpetrated in his time. He explores the cases of Mr Warren, who wrote an advertisement in enormous letters on the pyramids of Giza, and the Fox daughters, who caused a stir among spiritualists in New York when they held seances with tapping spirits - in fact their own cracking knee joints. First published in 1866, this tour of Victorian humbug, fraud, superstition and quackery will appeal to social historians and readers interested in nineteenth-century popular culture
Youth's companion by Massachusetts. - Youth's Companion P.P. - Boston( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the pages of the magazine first published in 1827
The art of money getting by P. T Barnum( )

28 editions published between 1882 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. Yet I beg to say that perhaps more cases of failure arise from mistakes on this point than almost any other. The fact is, many people think they understand economy when they really do not. True economy consists in alway
Struggles and triumphs, or, Forty years' recollections of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

47 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the 1872 memoir of the prominent American showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
P.T. Barnum's menagerie by P. T Barnum( )

7 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The menagerie, or collection of exotic animals, became a popular feature of the American circus after the Civil War. By the turn of the 20th century, the Sells Brothers boasted of a "great five continent menagerie featuring hippopotami, Arctic seals and sea lions, and African ostriches," Barnum & Bailey advertised a "realistic jungle menagerie featuring a marvelous display of wild animals and living curiosities," and Ringling Brothers claimed to display the "largest zoological exhibit on earth." In this 1888 children's book, famed American showman P.T. Barnum and Sarah J. Burke present a vividly illustrated overview of the animals featured in the menagerie of Barnum & Bailey's "Greatest Show on Earth," including bears, elephants, giraffes and tigers
Barnum, showman of America by Helen Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.T. Barnum's life story from his boyhood in Connecticut to his death in 1891, based on his autobiography
The illustrated news( )

in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lion Jack : a story of perilous adventures among wild men and the capturing of wild beasts, showing how menageries are made by P. T Barnum( Book )

20 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1876 volume offers fact-based chronicles of capturing wild beasts for circus menageries by the prominent American showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
The life of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

27 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1834, desperate to create a better life for his family, small-time Connecticut businessman P. T. Barnum moved to New York City. With true entrepreneurial spirit and against all odds, he wowed audiences with his ensemble of musical spectacles, attractions and variety shows - often exploiting the vulnerable for entertainment value. A master showman, his crowning achievement was the world-famous circus, Barnum & Bailey's Greatest Show on Earth. In this account of his life and work, written by the man himself and first published in 1855, P. T. Barnum creates an aura of excitement about himself and his enduring fame, confirming his reputation as the greatest impresario of all time and revealing the controversial decisions that helped him to his fortune"--Publisher's description
Dollars and sense, or, How to get on : the whole secret in a nutshell by P. T Barnum( )

12 editions published between 1890 and 2002 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild beasts, birds and reptiles of the world: the story of their capture by P. T Barnum( Book )

16 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of money getting, or, Golden rules for making money by P. T Barnum( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most important financial books ever written. Following the practical advice herein will lead to increased wealth. Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only to set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done. But however easy it may be found to make money, I have no doubt many of my hearers will agree it is the most difficult thing in the world to keep it. The road to wealth is, as Dr. Franklin truly says, ""as plain as the road to the mill.""
The life of Joice Heth : the nurse of Gen. George Washington, the father of our country, now living at the astonishing age of 161 years and weighs only 46 pounds by P. T Barnum( )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack in the jungle : a tale of land and sea, being perilous adventures among wild men and the capturing of wild beasts showing how menageries are made by P. T Barnum( Book )

10 editions published between 1880 and 1908 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic Lion Jack travels to Africa and India in search of wild animals to capture for menageries
The treasure chest of my bookhouse by Olive Beaupré Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1920 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of literature for the youngest children including nursery rhymes, fables, folk tales, poems and stories primarily from American and British sources but from many other places, too
History speaks by Robert Browning( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most famous people from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This volume includes: Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, P.T. Barnum, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Edwin Booth, General Nelson Miles, William Jennings Bryan, and Garret A. Hobart
Struggles and triumphs by P. T Barnum( Book )

22 editions published between 1855 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnum, né en 1810, raconte comment il est devenu connu et populaire en exhibant des gens dotés d'une histoire personnelle ou de physiques étranges comme la femme à barbe ou Joice Heth, une femme noire présentée comme ayant été la nourrice de George Washington
Barnum's own story; the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, combined & condensed from the various editions published during his lifetime by P. T Barnum( )

12 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"P. T. Barnum's career of showmanship and charlatanry was marked by a surprising undercurrent of honesty and forthrightness. His exuberant autobiography forms a happy combination of all those traits, revealing the whole story of his world-famous hoaxes and publicity stunts. Here is a pageant of nineteenth-century America's gullibility and thirst for marvels, as told by the master of revels himself. A born storyteller, Barnum recalls his association with Tom Thumb, his audience with Queen Victoria, and his trouble keeping Jenny Lind's angelic image intact during a trying tour. He tells of Jumbo, the most famous elephant in history, from the creature's heroic arrival in America to its tragic death in a railroad accident; of his attempts to transfer Shakespeare's house and Madame Tussaud's Waxworks from England to New York; and of his triumphant reentry into public life after financial failure and five disastrous fires had all but wiped him out. The true-life tale of a man of boundless imagination and indomitable energy, Barnum's autobiography embodies the spirit of America's most exciting boom years"--
Forest and jungle : or thrilling adventures in all quarters of the globe ; an illustrated history of the animal kingdom by P. T Barnum( )

3 editions published between 1897 and 2000 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The art of money getting; or, Golden rules for money getting
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The humbugs of the worldThe life of P.T. BarnumDollars and sense, or, How to get on : the whole secret in a nutshellThe wild beasts, birds and reptiles of the world: the story of their captureArt of money getting, or, Golden rules for making moneyBarnum's own story; the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, combined & condensed from the various editions published during his lifetimeForest and jungle : or thrilling adventures in all quarters of the globe ; an illustrated history of the animal kingdom
Alternative Names
Barnam, P. T. 1810-1891

Barnum, Fineas Taylor

Barnum P.T.

Barnum P.T. 1810-1891

Barnum, Phineas T.

Barnum, Phineas T. 1810-1891

Barnum , Phineas Taylor

Barnum, Phineas Taylor 1810-1891

Barnumas T.F.

Barnumas Teiloras Fines

Finiass Teilors Bārnums amerikāņu cirka īpašnieks un uzņēmējs

P. T. Barnum American showman and politician

P. T. Barnum Amerikano a politiko ken negosiante

P.T. Barnum amerikansk underhållningsentreprenör och politiker

P. T. Barnum Empresario, político y artista de Estados Unidos

P. T. Barnum Showman e empresario estadounidense

P. T. Barnum US-amerikanesche Politiker

P. T. Barnum US-amerikanischer Zirkuspionier und Politiker

P. T. 바넘

P・T・バーナム

Parn̲am, P. T. 1810-1891

Phineas Taylor Barnum American Circus Owner

Phineas Taylor Barnum americký politik

Phineas Taylor Barnum Amerikaans ondernemer

Phineas Taylor Barnum forain, homme d'affaires et homme politique américain

Phineas Taylor Barnum imprenditore e circense statunitense

Phinees Taylor Barnum

Taylor Barnum, Phineas 1810-1891

Π. Τ Μπάρνουμ

Барнум Т. 1810-1891

Барнум Т.Ф.

Барнум Ф. Т. 1810-1891

Финеас Тейлор Барнум

Финеас Тейлор Барнум американский шоумен и фокусник

Финиъс Барнъм

Фінеас Тейлор Барнум

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פי. טי. ברנום

بي. تي. بارنوم

بي تي بارنوم سياسي أمريكي

فینس تیلور بارنوم

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பி. டி. பர்னம்

바넘, P. T. 1810-1891

바넘, 피니어스 T. 1810-1891

바넘, 피니어스 테일러 1810-1891

バーナム, P. T.

バーナム, ピー・ティー

バルナム, ピー・テー

費尼爾司·泰勒·巴納姆

Languages
English (541)

German (16)

French (11)

Italian (2)

Japanese (1)

Spanish (1)