The Circus Kings: Our Ringling Family Story

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University Press of Florida, Aug 1, 2008 - History - 400 pages
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Through the early twentieth century, the Ringling Brothers created a spectacle like no one had ever seen. Yet what most people do not know is that events behind the scenes rivaled the excitement and intrigue of the center ring. This book tells the story behind 'The Greatest Show on Earth'.

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I now need to know what happened to this circus from 1960 to the present... Read full review

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I went to a Ringling circus under the big top one time as a child sometime in the late 1940s. I did not become a big circus fan. It doesn't matter, however, when it comes to enjoying this book. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Alden Hatch was the author of more than thirty books, including biographies of Dwight Eisenhower, the Byrd family of Virginia, and Charles DeGaulle. He was also a collaborator on My Life with Martin Luther King by Coretta Scott King. Henry Ringling North ran Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus from 1936 to 1967, along with his older brother, John.

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