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P. T. Barnum

Hoaxer (5-Jul-1810 — 7-Apr-1891)


Neil Harris. Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum. University of Chicago Press. 1973. 337pp.

A. H. Saxon. P. T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man. Columbia University Press. 1989. 437pp.

Irving Wallace. The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P. T. Barnum. Alfred A. Knopf. 1959. 317pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Encyclopedia of American Biography (p.62)

  5. Random House Dictionary of World Biography (p.36)

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.107)

  7. Webster's American Biographies (p.67)

  8. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.39)

  9. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.55)

  10. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.40)

  11. Movers & Shakers: The 100 Most Influential Figures in Modern Business (pp.119-22)

  12. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.40)

  13. Concise Dictionary of American Biography (p.49)

  14. Legends in Their Own Time (p.17)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.349)

  16. Makers of 19th Century Culture: 1800-1914 (p.23)

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