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

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Works: 828 works in 1,847 publications in 6 languages and 42,876 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Newspapers  Poetry  Folklore  Anecdotes 
Roles: Author, Performer, Editor, Dedicatee, Commentator, Bookseller, Printer, Illustrator, Other, Correspondent, Bibliographic antecedent, Narrator
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Youth's companion by Youth's Companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1954 in English and held by 467 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 )

56 editions published between 1865 and 2015 in English and French and held by 351 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 )

10 editions published between 1880 and 2012 in English and held by 130 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
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 128 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 113 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 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

46 editions published between 1854 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume offers the 1855 memoir of the American showman and founder of Barnum & Bailey Circus
The wild beasts, birds and reptiles of the world: the story of their capture by P. T Barnum( Book )

15 editions published between 1888 and 2006 in English and held by 75 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 )

19 editions published between 1876 and 2016 in English and held by 69 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
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 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The heroic Lion Jack travels to Africa and India in search of wild animals to capture for menageries
Dollars and sense, or, How to get on : the whole secret in a nutshell by P. T Barnum( Book )

11 editions published between 1890 and 2002 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1882 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 47 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
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 35 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
Struggles and triumphs by P. T Barnum( Book )

16 editions published between 1855 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 33 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
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 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barnum's own story; the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, combined & condensed from the various editions published during his lifetime by P. T Barnum( Book )

14 editions published between 1927 and 2017 in English and held by 21 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"--
Selected letters of P.T. Barnum by P. T Barnum( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in French and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

P.T. Barnum's menagerie by P. T Barnum( Book )

5 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in English and held by 9 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
 
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Art of money getting, or, Golden rules for making money
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

Fineass 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 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 americký politik

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

بي تي بارنوم سياسي أمريكي

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 (488)

German (23)

French (23)

Japanese (2)

Dutch (2)

Spanish (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 nutshellArt of money getting, or, Golden rules for making moneyAnimal storiesBarnum's own story; the autobiography of P.T. Barnum, combined & condensed from the various editions published during his lifetimeSelected letters of P.T. Barnum