Life of P. T. Barnum (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Sampson Low, 1855 - 246 pages
4 Reviews
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Review: The Life of PT Barnum

User Review  - Darren - Goodreads

A great book on Marketing and advertising Read full review

Review: The Life of PT Barnum

User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

PT Barnum was a huckster supreme and in this, his autobiography, he builds himself up to maintain thhe bigger than life image. Read full review

Related books

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 404 - MEDICAL LEXICON ; A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a concise Explanation of the various Subjects and Terms of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology...
Page 404 - ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHEMISTRY, PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL : Embracing its application to the Arts, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Geology, Medicine, and Pharmacy. By JAMES C. BOOTH, Melter and Refiner in the United States Mint, Professor of Applied Chemistry in the Franklin Institute, etc., assisted by CAMPBELL MORFIT, author of "Chemical Manipulations,
Page 12 - For he that fights and runs away May live to fight another day, But he that is in battle slain Will never rise to fight again.
Page 412 - The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.
Page 311 - Jenny looked at me with astonishment She could not comprehend my proposition. After I had repeated it, and she fully understood its import, she cordially grasped me by the hand, and exclaimed, " Mr. Barnum, you are a gentleman of honor : you are generous ; it is just as Mr. Bates told me; I will sing for you as long as you please ; I will sing for you in America in Europe anywhere!
Page 256 - ... General familiarly informed the Queen that her picture gallery was " first-rate," and told her he should like to see the Prince of Wales. The Queen replied that the Prince had retired to rest, but that he should see him on some future occasion. The General then gave his songs, dances, and imitations, and after a conversation with Prince Albert and all present, which continued for more than an hour, we were permitted to depart. Before describing the process and incidents of " backing out," I must...
Page 393 - Do NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS. Engage in one kind of business only, and stick to it faithfully until you succeed, or until your experience shows that you should abandon it. A constant hammering on one nail will generally drive it home at last, so that it can be clinched. When a man's undivided attention is...
Page 394 - Engage proper employees. Never employ a man of bad habits, when one whose habits are good can be found to fill his situation. I have generally been extremely fortunate in having faithful and competent persons to fill the responsible situations in my business; and a man can scarcely be too grateful for such a blessing. When you find a man unfit to fill his station, either from incapacity or peculiarity of character or disposition, dispense with his services, and do not drag out a miserable existence...
Page 308 - Thou Cradle of Empire! though wide be the foam That severs the land of my fathers and thee, I hear, from thy bosom, the welcome of home, For Song has a home in the hearts of the Free!
Page 13 - But, though Barnum's avocations and diversions may have been politics and philanthropy and reform, his real life was in his business. From his infancy his thoughts were devoted to making money, to getting a good bargain, even on a small scale. As a child he was given pennies by his grandfather, "to buy raisins and candies, which he always instructed me to solicit from the store-keeper at the 'lowest cash price.

References from web pages

Barnum on the fejee Mermaid, The Life of pt Barnum, Written by ...
In this excerpt from his 1855 autobiography The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself, Barnum describes how he used an employee posing as a scientist and ...
chnm.gmu.edu/ lostmuseum/ lm/ 182/

The Salted Mine: pt Barnum's The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself
pt Barnum's The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself. Phineas Taylor Barnum is at least as famous for his masterfully constructed public persona as he is ...
saltedmine.blogspot.com/ 2007/ 10/ pt-barnums-life-of-pt-barnum-written-by.html

Phineas T. Barnum Introduction by Terence Whalen / The Life of pt ...
Updated editions of The Life of pt Barnum appeared regularly, allowing Barnum to keep up with demand and prune the narrative of details that might offend ...
www.press.uillinois.edu/ books/ catalog/ 83gnd8zd9780252069024.html

DHM: Library - The Life Of pt Barnum (Document)
The Life Of pt Barnum. CREATOR: Phineas T. Barnum (author). DATE: 1855. PUBLISHER: Redfield, New York. SOURCE: Available at selected libraries ...
www.disabilitymuseum.org/ lib/ docs/ 1248.htm?page=33

pt Barnum Infoplease.com
in. All Infoplease, Almanacs, General, Entertainment, Sports, Biographies, Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Spelling Checker. Daily Almanac for: Apr 18, 2008 ...
www.infoplease.com/ ce6/ people/ A0806257.html

The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself (work by Barnum ...
In 1855 he published his autobiography, The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself; ... Search Britannica for "Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself, The" ...
www.britannica.com/ eb/ topic-340245/ The-Life-of-PT-Barnum-Written-by-Himself

pt Barnum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Life of pt Barnum: Written By Himself. Originally published 1855. Reprint ed., Champaign: University of Illinois Press, 2000. ISBN 0-252-06902-1. ...
en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ P._T._Barnum

The Incendiary Barnum
THE LIFE OF pt BARNUM, America's first and foremost showman, burned with an incandescent energy that brightened two continents. The same spark of life that ...
www.curiouschapbooks.com/ Catalog_of_Curious_Chapbooks/ The_Incendiary_Barnum/ body_the_incendiary_barnum.html

Phineas Taylor (pt) Barnum - Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame
... the Various Editions Published During His Lifetime by Phinea T. Barnum. The Life of pt Barnum, Written by Himself by Terence Whalen, Phineas T. Barnum ...
www.ltbn.com/ hall_of_fame/ Barnum.html

Disabilities Studies for Teachers
Charles S. Stratton," and "The Life of pt Barnum." Then show the visual stills. Again, ask students to return to small groups and discuss the passages from ...
www.disabilitystudiesforteachers.org/ lesson.php?id=27

Bibliographic information