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Ringlingville USA by Jrerry AppsClick to enlarge
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

 

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Ringling, The Last Laugh:
This is the real story of the Ringling Brothers
as told by John Ringling, the last surviving brother, in 1936.

 

Three Ringlings in Montana by Lee RostadClick to enlarge

Three Ringlings in Montana
by Lee Rostad

 

 

 

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. WeeksClick to enlarge

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. Weeks

 

Step Right This Way - The Photographs of Edward J. KeltyClick to enlarge

Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty

 

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Ringling, The Last Laugh:
This is the real story of the Ringling Brothers
as told by John Ringling, the last surviving brother, in 1936.

 

Ward Hall King of the Sideshow!Click to enlarge

Ward Hall
King of the Sideshow!

 

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Truevine: Two Brothers,
a Kidnapping, and a Mother's Quest:
A True Story of the Jim Crow South.

 

Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010 by Matthew WittmannClick to enlarge

Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010

 

The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy: The Golden Age of AerialistsClick to enlarge

The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy: The Golden Age of Aerialists

 

 

Ringlingville USA by Jrerry AppsClick to enlarge
Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

 

Two Hundred Years of the American Circus by Tom OgdenClick to enlarge

Two Hundred Years of the American Circus: From Aba-Daba to the Zoppe-Zavatta Troupe

 

Balance : Nik WalendaClick to enlarge
Balance: A Story of Faith, Family, and Life on the Line

 

American Circus: An Illustrated HistoryClick to enlarge
American Circus:
An Illustrated History

 

Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the CircusClick to enlarge
Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the Circus

 

American Circus PostersClick to enlarge
American Circus Posters
(Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
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The Circus Age Click to enlarge
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big Top

 

Show Trains of the 20th CenturyClick to enlarge
Show Trains
of the 20th Century
Show Trains

 

Queen of the AirClick to enlarge
Queen of the Air: A True Story of Love and Tragedy at the CircusQueen of the Air

 

From Circus Dream to Three-Ring Reality

From Circus Dream to Three-Ring Reality
by Liliane Parbot-Johnson

 

Circus TrainClick to enlarge
America's Greatest
Circus Train
Circus Train

 

The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918Click to enlarge

The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918: Tragedy Along the Indiana Lakeshore

 

The Circus FireClick to enlarge

The Circus Fire A True Story of an American Tragedy by O'Nan, Stewart [Anchor,2001] (Paperback)

 

Mud Show: Fred PowledgeClick to enlarge

Mud Show: A Circus SeasonMud Show

 

 

Step Right UpClick to enlarge

Step Right Up!: The Adventure of Circus in AmericaStep Right Up

 

Pictorial History of Performing HorsesClick to enlarge

A Pictorial History of Performing Horses: by Charles Philip Fox

 

The Circus 1870s - 1950sClick to enlarge

The Circus Book: 1870-1950: by Dominique Jando and Linda Granfield

 

The Last of The WallendasClick to enlarge

The Last of the Wallendas: by Delilah Wallenda and Nan DeVincentis Hayes

 

Traveling ShowmanClick to enlarge

Traveling showmen: The American circus before the Civil War by Stuart Thayer

 

From Barnum & Bailey to Feld: The Creative Evolution of the Greatest Show on EarthClick to enlarge

From Barnum & Bailey to Feld: The Creative Evolution of the Greatest Show on Earth: by Ernest Albrecht

 

Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion: And Other Uncommon Tales from the  Big Apple Circus Paul BinderClick to enlarge

Never Quote the Weather to a Sea Lion: And Other Uncommon Tales from the Founder of the Big Apple Circus: by Paul Binder

 

Clowns: In conversation with modern masters Click to enlarge

Clowns: In conversation with modern masters by Ezra LeBank and David Bridel

 

Life Is A Circus Click to enlarge

Life Is A Circus: by Shirley Carrol O'Conner

 

You Like it? I Do It Again. The Dieter Tasso Story, as told to Ron DentingerClick to enlarge

You Like it? I Do It Again. The Dieter Tasso Story, as told to Ron Dentinger

 

The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus Click to enlarge

The Greatest Shows on Earth: A History of the Circus

 

Detour On An Elephant: A Year Dancing with The Greatest Show on Earth Click to enlarge

Detour On An Elephant: A Year Dancing with The Greatest Show on Earth

 

A Balanced LifeClick to enlarge

A Balanced Life
by Johnny Yong

 

Topsy by Michael DalyClick to enlarge

Topsy: The Startling Story of the Crooked-Tailed Elephant,
P. T. Barnum, and the American Wizard, Thomas Edison
by Michael Daly

 

Circus Buffoon by Danny ChapmanClick to enlarge

Circus Buffoon
By Danny Chapman

 

Balancing Act by Sarah ChapmanClick to enlarge

 

Simply Sarah: A Circus Girl's CookbookClick to enlarge

Simply Sarah
(A Circus Girl's Cookbook)

 

Three Ringlings in Montana by Lee RostadClick to enlarge

Three Ringlings in Montana
by Lee Rostad

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. WeeksClick to enlarge

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. Weeks

 

Norma I. Quintana: Circus: A Traveling LifeClick to enlarge

Norma I. Quintana:
Circus: A Traveling Life

 

Sideshow Books

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Ward Hall King of the Sideshow!Click to enlarge

Ward Hall
King of the Sideshow!

 

sideshow freaks drew friedmanClick to enlarge

Drew Friedman's
Sideshow Freaks
Sideshow Freaks

 

Freak Sideshow Banner ArtClick to enlarge

Freak Show:
Sideshow Banner Art

 

Circus and Carnival BallyhooClick to enlarge

Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and
Blade Box Queens by Stencell, A. W. [ECW Press,2010] (Paperback)

 

American SideshowClick to enlarge
American Sideshow

 

Tattooed LadyClick to enlarge

The Tattooed Lady: A History

 

sideshow howard boneClick to enlarge

Side Show: My Life with Geeks, Freaks
and Vagabonds in the Carny Trade

 

shocked and amazed james taylorClick to enlarge

James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed: On & Off the Midway

 

Fraek Show Robert BogdanClick to enlarge

Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit

 

Seeing is BelievingClick to enlarge

Seeing Is Believing: America's Sideshows

 

freaks geeks and strange girlsClick to enlarge

Freaks, Geeks, And Strange Girls

 

Freak Babylon: An Illustrated History of Teratology and Freakshows Click to enlarge

Freak Babylon: An Illustrated History of Teratology and Freakshows

 

Carny FolkClick to enlarge

Carny Folk

 

Secrets of the Sideshows by Joe NickellClick to enlarge

Secrets of the Sideshows
by Joe Nickell

 

Freaks by Daniel MannixClick to enlarge

Freaks
by Daniel Mannix

 

Conjoined Twins Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton

Conjoined Twins
Millie-Christine McKoy
and Daisy and Violet Hilton

 

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This page updated March 22, 2016