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

Overview
Works: 780 works in 1,718 publications in 7 languages and 42,920 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Newspapers  Folklore  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Dedicatee, Bookseller, Printer, Bibliographic antecedent, Commentator, Other, Narrator, Correspondent, Illustrator
Classifications: GV1811.B3, 791.3092
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Youth's companion by The Youth's Companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from the pages of the magazine first published in 1827
The humbugs of the world by P. T Barnum( Book )

49 editions published between 1865 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 340 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
The art of money getting; or, Golden rules for money getting by P. T Barnum( Book )

26 editions published between 1880 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 183 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.""
Struggles and triumphs, or, Forty years' recollections of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

43 editions published between 1869 and 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the 1872 memoir of the prominent American showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
Barnum, showman of America by Helen Wells( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 115 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 life of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

47 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography of P.T. Barnum
The illustrated news( )

in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and held by 76 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 )

18 editions published between 1876 and 2012 in English and held by 66 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 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
Dollars and sense, or, How to get on : the whole secret in a nutshell by P. T Barnum( Book )

12 editions published between 1890 and 2013 in English and held by 49 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 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic Lion Jack travels to Africa and India in search of wild animals to capture for menageries
Animal stories by P. T Barnum( Book )

4 editions published between 1926 and 2006 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History speaks by Robert Browning( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Along with historical narrative, hear rare recordings of some of the most people in history, including Robert Browning, Kenneth Landfrey, Florence Nightingale, Sir Henry Morton Stanley, PT Barnum, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Edwin Booth, General Nelson Miles, William Jennings Bryan, and Garret A. Hobart. Recording obtained and published by Rick Sheridan
It has been my earnest endeavor for years to elevate the tone and character of public amusements, and to strip them of every objectionable feature ...( Book )

4 editions published between 1875 and 1983 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Barnum, the world-renowned showman by P. T Barnum( Book )

8 editions published between 1890 and 1901 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.T. Barnum's circus, museum, and menagerie by P. T Barnum( Book )

3 editions published in 1888 in English and French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forest and jungle, or, Thrilling adventures in all quarters of the globe : an illustrated history of the animal kingdom by P. T Barnum( Book )

7 editions published between 1896 and 1911 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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( Book )

3 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabulous showman : the life and times of P.T. Barnum by Irving Wallace( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a fast-paced, carefully documented, and rich biography of Barnum, the greatest showman of all time, the American from Bethel, Connecticut, whose eccentricities and oblique, cynical approach to humanity transformed entertainment into a big, incredibly profitable business. As bachelor, husband (twice), father, and grandfather, Barnum comes to life in Mr. Wallace's crowded pages, an exceedingly interesting and human man. Here, too, are New York City in all its nineteenth-century color, the London of Queen Victoria, and the Paris of Napoleon III. - Jacket flap
 
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The art of money getting; or, Golden rules for money getting
Alternative Names
Barnam, P. T. 1810-1891

Barnum, Fineas Taylor

Barnum, P.-T.

Barnum P. T. 1810-1891

Barnum, Phineas T. 1810-1891

Barnum, Phineas Taylor

Barnum, Phineas Taylor 1810-1891

P. T. Barnum Amerikano a politiko ken negosiante

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 Amerikaans ondernemer

Phineas Taylor Barnum imprenditore e circense statunitense

Phinees Taylor Barnum

Taylor Barnum, Phineas 1810-1891

Π. Τ Μπάρνουμ

Финеас Тейлор Барнум

Финиъс Барнъм

Фінеас Тейлор Барнум

Բարնում Թեյլոր

פי. טי. ברנום

بي. تي. بارنوم

فینس تیلور بارنوم

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 (450)

French (15)

German (11)

Spanish (3)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Polish (1)

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The art of money getting; or, Golden rules for money gettingThe life of P.T. BarnumThe wild beasts, birds and reptiles of the world: the story of their captureDollars and sense, or, How to get on : the whole secret in a nutshellAnimal storiesHumbug : the art of P.T. BarnumTwenty-one elephants and still standing