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Secrets Of The Sideshows

Pub Date : 2005 | Author : Joe Nickell | Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 10 : 0813123585
ISBN 13 : 9780813123585

"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 carnival mi..


Carny Sideshows

Pub Date : 2010-03-01 | Author : Tony Gangi | Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN 10 : 0806535989
ISBN 13 : 9780806535982

Step right up, Ladies and Germs, and feast your eyes on the incomparable wonders of a hidden world! Be astonished! amazed! disgusted! by brazen acts of self-destruction that no nat..


Circus And Carnival Ballyhoo

Pub Date : 2010 | Author : A. W. Stencell | Publisher : E C W Press

ISBN 10 : 1550228803
ISBN 13 : 9781550228809

The follow-up to Seeing is Believing (ECW Press, 2002) tells the fascinating story of the carnival in words and pictures. Circus and Carnival Ballyhoo follows the development of th..


Relics Of The Christ

Pub Date : 2007-03-16 | Author : Joe Nickell | Publisher : University Press of Kentucky

ISBN 10 : 9780813137315
ISBN 13 : 0813137314

Religious relics, defined as "either portions of or objects connected with the body of a saint or other holy person," are among the most revered items in the world. Christian relic..


Freaks Geeks And Strange Girls

Pub Date : 2004-01 | Author : Teddy Varndell | Publisher : Last Gasp

ISBN 10 : 086719622X
ISBN 13 : 9780867196221

This is a colourful history of the carnival sideshow and its distinctive banner art. With one hundred colour photographs, the book lovingly surveys this now vanished icon of early ..


Truevine

Pub Date : 2016-10-18 | Author : Beth Macy | Publisher : Little, Brown

ISBN 10 : 9780316337564
ISBN 13 : 0316337560

NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back...


Ward Hall King Of The Sideshow

Pub Date : 2014-05-15 | Author : Tim O'Brien | Publisher : Casa Flamingo Literary Arts

ISBN 10 : 0974332437
ISBN 13 : 9780974332437

Ward Hall ran across town and joined the circus for a part time gig in 1944 when he was a "kid" living in Colorado. A year later, as a 15 year old 10th grade dropout, he ran away f..