In this book the author traces the
development of the circus in America since 1771, beginning with the
small "overland" troupes that toiled along country roads by means of
horse drawn wagons, then continues with the shows that made better
time on the railroads, and finally moves on to those that now travel
on trucks and house their personnel in trailers.
Those who are interested in the daily
life of the workers and performers will find information about
living accommodations and business relationships with proprietors.
The numerous illustrations, mostly from photographs, supply
additional details, and there is a list of 1,100 circuses, an
annotated bibliography, and an index.
Condition: Very good ex-library in very good dust wrapper.