Memoirs of a Sword Swallower
by Dan Mannix
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ISBN Number: NA
Format:
Hardback without dustjacket
Number of Pages:
230
Publication Date:
1951
Publisher:
Hamish Hamilton

This new addition to the Badger Biography series for young readers features the story of the young Ringling brothers of circus fame. The book tells the inspiring story of the seven sons of German and French immigrants who were guided by their dreams to escape poverty through hard work and ambition. These entrepreneurial brothers moved with their parents to Baraboo, Wisconsin where their fantastic circus adventure began. With no circus experience, the brothers tackled one of the riskiest businesses of the time. Each brother contributed his unique talents to make their enterprise successful. The Ringling Brothers were admired for their technological innovations, strategy and devotion to education. They were also esteemed for their genuine appreciation of their audience.

Condition: Red cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Well bound and clean pages, with moderate tanning to text block edges. Boards have moderate shelf wear, with rubbing and marking. Light bumping to corners and moderate crushing to spine ends. Book has noticeable forward lean. Boards are slightly bowed, with tanning to spine and edges. Remnants of dustjacket inserted loosely into book. Click on photograph above to see close-up of book that is for sale.
 

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