From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.
[A] fascinating, provocative history of a democratic form of public entertainment. ("Publishers Weekly")
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Once again, for either a circus fan or historian this is exceptional reading. Another one to keep for future use or to loan to another circus devotee.Published 16 months ago by Richard W.
Coming from a family with a circus background I thought this book gave an accurate depiction of how the circus followed the trends of American society and the cast system in the... Read morePublished 23 months ago by ronald bartosch
I had wished for more illustrations (in color), but as it is, I am glad I have the book. There are probably ca. 5 pictures in color anyhow. Read morePublished on January 17, 2014 by ingride
Buy this book and expect a liberal's condemnation of US social history from 1880 to 1930's. But please don't offend us by pretending that this is a true study of the American... Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by Lightsluvr