The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success
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Ringlingville USA by Jerry Apps
Book DescriptionRinglingville USA is the story of seven brothers who started with next to nothing and became the most famous circus family ever known. This is an extensively illustrated history with many never before published photographs. This history of the Ringling Circus, the first in more than fifty years, recounts the hard work, business savvy, and entrepreneurship of the Ringling Brothers as they created the largest, most famous circus in the world. Author Jerry Apps presents a comprehensive history of the family business while recreating the sights and sounds of the circus at the turn of the century.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780870203558
(229mm x 203mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2004
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Jerry Apps
Jerry Apps is the author of more than thirty-five books on Wisconsin and U.S. history. Apps has won awards for his writing from the Wisconsin Library Association, the Council for Wisconsin Writers, the Robert F. Gard Foundation, the Upper Midwest Booksellers Association, and the Wisconsin Historical Society. In 2001 he received the Barnes and Noble Pride of Wisconsin Award for Excellence in the Field of Regional Literature. He divides his time between his home in Madison and his farm, Roshara, near Wild Rose, Wisconsin.
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