Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Great and Only...

The Great and Only Barnum
by Candace Fleming. Holy crap I need this book!!! The cover alone is amazing. I find the circus, especially the old timey ones, to be a creep and wondrous thing. I enjoyed read "Water for Elephants" mainly for the circus story moments. Amazon has it for $12.91. A steal, I tell you!!!

"Candace Fleming, award-winning author of The Lincolns, Our Eleanor, and Ben Franklin’s Almanac, perfectly captures the spirit of an era, the spirit of the circus, and the spirit of P. T. Barnum himself. Drawing on old circus posters, photographs, etchings, ticket stubs, playbills—and with type and decorative elements throughout inspired by nineteenth-century designs—this book presents history as it’s never been experienced before—a stupendous, tremendous, show-stopping event!"

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