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P T Barnum - Author

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Books by P T Barnum

The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/10/2018

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2018

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2018

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/10/2018

The Autobiography of P.T. Barnum Clerk, Merchant, Editor, and Showman

The Autobiography of P.T. Barnum Clerk, Merchant, Editor, and Showman

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/10/2018

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/10/2018

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/10/2018

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/10/2018

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2018

The Art of Money-Getting

The Art of Money-Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/07/2018

The Art of Money-Getting Golden Rules for Making Money

The Art of Money-Getting Golden Rules for Making Money

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/07/2018

Les Blagues de l'Univers (?d.1866)

Les Blagues de l'Univers (?d.1866)

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Les Millions de Barnum Amuseur Des Peuples (?d.1899)

Les Millions de Barnum Amuseur Des Peuples (?d.1899)

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Barnum's Own Story The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum

Barnum's Own Story The Autobiography of P. T. Barnum

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2017

Barnum's Own Story

Barnum's Own Story

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

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.

The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/08/2017

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/08/2017

Art of Getting Money

Art of Getting Money

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

The Art of Getting Money is a highly entertaining and edifying book by one of the greatest showmen of all times - P. T. Barnum. In this book he gives a set of rules guaranteed to ensure success. It is simply amazing that these rules are as applicable today as they were in the 19th century. Barnum's colourful narrative adds special flavour to this must-have book.

Art of Money Getting

Art of Money Getting

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 17/08/2016

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, "e;as plain as the road to the mill."e;

Struggles and Triumphs Or, Forty Years' Recollections

Struggles and Triumphs Or, Forty Years' Recollections

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2015

Life of P. T. Barnum

Life of P. T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/08/2015

The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum, by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2015

Art of Money Getting, or Golden Rules for Making Money

Art of Money Getting, or Golden Rules for Making Money

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 29/06/2015

P. T. Barnum, the great American showman of the 19th century, wrote this short book about making and keeping money. He certainly had life experiences that qualify him for the subject--he started a small newspaper in his twenties, bought and transformed a museum into a showplace for curiosities, built a circus empire that gave performances in America and Europe, promoted a performing tour of a singer, fell into debt in the 1850s and pulled himself out by lecture tours, was a mayor, and founded a hospital.Excerpts:"e;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. ... True economy consists in always making the income exceed the out-go."e;"e;Unless a man enters upon the vocation intended for him by nature, and best suited to his peculiar genius, he cannot succeed. I am glad to believe that the majority of persons do find their right vocation. Yet we see many who have mistaken their calling..."e;His advice is indicated by the chapter titles:DON'T MISTAKE YOUR VOCATION,SELECT THE RIGHT LOCATION,AVOID DEBT,PERSEVERE,WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT,USE THE BEST TOOLS,DON'T GET ABOVE YOUR BUSINESS,LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL,LET HOPE PREDOMINATE, BUT BE NOT TOO VISIONARY,DO NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS,BE SYSTEMATIC,READ THE NEWSPAPERS,BEWARE OF "e;OUTSIDE OPERATIONS"e;,DON'T INDORSE WITHOUT SECURITY,ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS,"e;DON'T READ THE OTHER SIDE"e;,BE POLITE AND KIND TO YOUR CUSTOMERS,BE CHARITABLE,DON'T BLAB,PRESERVE YOUR INTEGRITY.

The Autobiography of P.T. Barnum

The Autobiography of P.T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/01/2015

The Life of P.T. Barnum Written by Himself

The Life of P.T. Barnum Written by Himself

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/11/2014

Humbugs of the World

Humbugs of the World

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

Today recognized as a genius of advertising and promotion, circus owner P. T. Barnum was the target of a great deal of ire and controversy during his lifetime. Many of his critics denounced him for knowingly perpetuating gimmicks and frauds. In the thoroughly entertaining volume The Humbugs of the World, Barnum displays his wit, intelligence, and a startling degree of self-awareness by offering up a historical overview of infamous cases of fraud and deception.

Humbugs of the World

Humbugs of the World

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2014

Today recognized as a genius of advertising and promotion, circus owner P. T. Barnum was the target of a great deal of ire and controversy during his lifetime. Many of his critics denounced him for knowingly perpetuating gimmicks and frauds. In the thoroughly entertaining volume The Humbugs of the World, Barnum displays his wit, intelligence, and a startling degree of self-awareness by offering up a historical overview of infamous cases of fraud and deception.

Art of Money Getting + The Humbugs of the World (2 Unabridged Classics)

Art of Money Getting + The Humbugs of the World (2 Unabridged Classics)

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2013

This carefully crafted ebook: "e;The Art of Money Getting + The Humbugs of the World (2 Unabridged Classics) "e; contains 2 books in one volume and is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.The Art of Money Getting was written by P. T. Barnum. In this publication Barnum shares his knowledge of business and teaches readers how to be successful in making money. This is an excellent book for individuals who are interested in learning from an important historical business leaders own personal success and also serves as an excellent motivational writing intended for those looking to be successful and make lots of money.The Humbugs of the World, published in 1865, exposes several of the chief humbugs of the world, written in the entertaining and humorous style Barnum is known for. Found within are discussions relative to hoaxes, money manias, adventurers, medicine and quacks, religious humbugs, trade and business impositions, spiritualists, ghosts and witchcrafts, and personal reminiscences.Phineas Taylor Barnum ( 1810 - 1891) was an American showman, businessman, scam artist and entertainer, remembered for promoting celebrated hoaxes and for founding the famous traveling circus. Barnum was also an author, publisher, philanthropist, and for some time a politician. His successes may have made him the first "e;show business"e; millionaire.

Animal Stories

Animal Stories

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2012

Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge The Humbugs of the World

Cambridge Library Collection - Spiritualism and Esoteric Knowledge The Humbugs of the World

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/03/2012

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.

Art of Money Getting

Art of Money Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 14/01/2012

In the United States, where we have more land than people, it is not at all difficult for persons in good health to make money. In this comparatively new field there are so many avenues of success open, so many vocations which are not crowded, that any person of either sex who is willing, at least for the time being, to engage in any respectable occupation that offers, may find lucrative employment.

The Art of Money Getting

The Art of Money Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2011

The Humbugs of the World

The Humbugs of the World

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/06/2011

P.T. Barnum: An Account of humbugs, delusions, impositions, quackeries, deceits and deceivers generally, in all ages, written by the famous expert in the field - P.T. Barnum. Phineas Taylor Barnum (July 5, 1810 - April 7, 1891) was an American showman remembered for hoaxes and for founding the circus that became the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Barnum never flinched from his stated goal to put money in his own coffers. He was a businessman, his profession was entertainment, and he was perhaps the first show business millionaire. He never said There's a sucker born every minute but his rebuttal to critics was often I am a showman by profession...and all the gilding shall make nothing else of me.

The Art of Money Getting

The Art of Money Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/01/2011

The Art of Money Getting Golden Rules for Making Money

The Art of Money Getting Golden Rules for Making Money

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/05/2010

Art of Money Getting

Art of Money Getting

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Few people are more uniquely qualified to dispense money-making advice than legendary showman, entertainer, and businessman extraordinaire P.T. Barnum. This book is full of savvy tips and silly -- but spot-on -- observations from the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, who once sagely noted that "e;"e;Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant."e;

Art of Money Getting

Art of Money Getting

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: eBook Release Date: 01/01/2009

Few people are more uniquely qualified to dispense money-making advice than legendary showman, entertainer, and businessman extraordinaire P.T. Barnum. This book is full of savvy tips and silly -- but spot-on -- observations from the founder of the Barnum & Bailey Circus, who once sagely noted that "e;"e;Money is a terrible master, but an excellent servant."e;

The Humbugs of the World (Dodo Press)

The Humbugs of the World (Dodo Press)

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/11/2008

The Art of Money Getting

The Art of Money Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Art of Money Getting

The Art of Money Getting

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback Release Date: 30/07/2008

The Art of Money Getting or Golden Rules for Making Money

The Art of Money Getting or Golden Rules for Making Money

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/04/2008

The Life of P.T. Barnum

The Life of P.T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2007

The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT IN THE UNIVERSE

The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT IN THE UNIVERSE

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/12/2005

An encyclopedic treasure trove from the mastermind behind The Greatest Show on Earth

The Life of P.T. Barnum

The Life of P.T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2004

The Life of P.T. Barnum

The Life of P.T. Barnum

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2004

The Wild Beasts, Birds and Reptiles of the World The Story of Their Capture

The Wild Beasts, Birds and Reptiles of the World The Story of Their Capture

Author: P T Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/07/2002

The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself

The Life of P. T. Barnum, Written by Himself

Author: P. T. Barnum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2000

For more than fifty years, Phineas T. Barnum embodied all that was grand and fraudulent in American mass culture. Over the course of a life that spanned the nineteenth century (1810-91), he inflicted himself upon a surprisingly willing public in a variety of guises, from newspaper editor (or libeler) to traveling showman (or charlatan) and distinguished public benefactor (or shameless hypocrite). Barnum deliberately cultivated his ambiguous public image through a lifelong advertising campaign, shrewdly exploiting the cultural and technological capabilities of the new publishing industry. While running his numerous shows and exhibitions, Barnum managed to publish newspaper articles, exposes of fraud (not his own), self-help tracts, and a series of best-selling autobiographies, each promising to give the true history of my many adventures. Updated editions of The Life of P. T. Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend posterity. The present volume is the first modern edition of Barnum's original and outrageous autobiography, published in 1855 and unavailable for more than a century. Brazen, confessional, and immensely entertaining, it immortalizes the showman who hoodwinked customers into paying to hear the reminiscences of a woman presented as George Washington's 161-year-old nurse, the impresario who brought Jenny Lind to America and toured Europe with General Tom Thumb, and the grand entrepreneur of the American Museum of New York. Above all, it ensures that Barnum would be properly remembered . . . exactly as he created himself.