Seeing is Believing
America's Side Shows
By (author) A.W. Stencell
Normal Price: $34.95
Your Price: $31.46 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.57 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Seeing is Believing by A.W. Stencell
Book DescriptionA history of midway attractions and the showmen who presented them on American midways from the 1870s to World War II, this fantastic, fully illustrated book showcases the manufacturers of the Polly-Moo-Zuke, the Two-Headed Giant and the Devil Fish, as well as stories of hoochie coochie dancing bears, monkeys racing miniature racecars and the strange people who made a living eating snakes. See war criminals, wax out-laws and papier mache torture victims. Learn about illusion on the midway and tricks of the trade in a journey into an age of America's last real showmen.
Buy Seeing is Believing book by A.W. Stencell from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781550225297
(1mm x 1mm x 15mm)
Imprint: ECW Press,Canada
Publisher: ECW Press,Canada
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author A.W. Stencell
Girl Shows, Paperback (January 2000)» View all books by A.W. Stencell
A carnival in the 1950s. It's summer, and after you wander through the midway, you head towards the sideshow area. There, on stage in front of huge banners, is Tirza - The Wine Bath Girl. A crowd had already gathered, and the talker is describing the pleasures to be found inside, but only after you've bought your ticket.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Seeing is Believing book by A.W. Stencell and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - A.W. Stencell
A W Stencell is a full-time author with a particular interest in carnivals. His previous book was the critically-acclaimed Girl Show, a fascinating history of dancing carnival girls (currently available from Turnaround).
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.