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Books Books 1 - 6 of about 6 related to Seeing is Believing: America's Sideshows.   

Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind

A. W. Stencell - Social Science - 1999 - 244 pages
A journey back to the glory years of traveling adult entertainment, this book chronicles the carnivals, the scams, and, of course, the women (and men) who performed in girl ...
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Secrets of the Sideshows

Joe Nickell - Political Science - 2005 - 401 pages
"Joe Nickell - once a carnival pitchman, then a magician, private detective, and investigative writer - has pursued sideshow secrets for years and has worked the famous ...
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The Wall of Death: Carnival Motordromes

David Gaylin - 2017 - 128 pages
In 1911, the operators of Coney Island's Luna Park premiered a miniature, radically banked racetrack for staged automobile races that seemed to defy gravity. For a fee, patrons ...
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Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

Robert Bogdan - Social Science - 2014 - 336 pages
From 1840 until 1940, freak shows by the hundreds crisscrossed the United States, from the smallest towns to the largest cities, exhibiting their casts of dwarfs, giants ...
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