STRUGGLES & TRIUMPHS OF RECOLLECTIONS OF P.T. BARNUM, Illustrated. (Softcover)
Written by himself, Phineas Taylor Barnum. (394p.) 1882
The autobiography of one of America's first & greatest showmen.
Written with the same energy and imagination PT Barnum brought to all his endeavors, this autobiography is a manual on getting rich, an occasional sermon on the merits of Christianity, and a survey of popular entertainment. When the first version was published in 1855, it became an immediate bestseller. Read today, it is not only a wonderful portrait of the most colorful figure in nineteenth-century American life but also a fascinating document of his times.