TITLE

The myth who was the man

AUTHOR(S)
Dodson, J.
PUB. DATE
September 1989
SOURCE
Yankee;Sep89, Vol. 53 Issue 9, p84
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Profiles the late Phineas Taylor Barnum who as a 25-year-old grocery clerk from Connecticut, pulled off his first major money-making hoax attraction and during his career as a circus owner, museum builder and world renowned promoter. Childhood; How he built his reputation and fortune; Political life.
ACCESSION #
8910160272

 

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