The advance man : a journey into the world of the circus
Auteurs : Macvicar, Jamie (Auteur)
Lieu de publication : Albany
Éditeur : Bear Manor Media
Date de publication : 2010
ISBN : 978-1-59393-203-9
Langue : Anglais
Description : 672 p. : ill. n & b ; 14 cm.
Notes : Bibliogr. : p. 664-667. Index.
Richly textured and meticulously researched, The Advance Man is an incomparable bridge from the circus past to the present. It is a spellbinding narrative inhabited by strange and seductive characters: Chang and Eng, the Siamese twins who couldn't be engaged in unlike conversations simultaneoulsy; Irvin Feld, the Napoleonic genius who wrested control of the circus from Ringling's heir; the smallest man in the world who continuously stymied the show's most verile man; the naive, young woman who risked too much aspiring to become a model; the Cleveland tycoon and a host of others from extraordinary every-day people to well-known celebrities. [editor summary]
Collection : Bibliothèque de l'École nationale de cirque
Localisation : Bibliothèque
Cote : 791.309 22 73 M176a 2010