A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career: Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum
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A Unique Story of a Marvellous Career: Life of Hon. Phineas T. Barnum

By Joel Benton
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  • CONTENTS.
  • CHAPTER I. IN THE BEGINNING. Family and Birth—School Life—His First Visit to New York City—A Landed Proprietor—The Ethics of Trade—Farm Work and Keeping Store—Meeting-house and Sunday-school—"The One Thing Needful."
  • CHAPTER I. IN THE BEGINNING.
    • CHAPTER II. EARLY YEARS AT BETHEL.
    • CHAPTER III. BUSINESS LIFE.
    • CHAPTER IV. TRYING MANY VENTURES.
    • CHAPTER V. BEGINNING AS A SHOWMAN.
    • CHAPTER VI. INCIDENTS OF A CIRCUS TOUR.
    • CHAPTER VII. HARD TIMES.
    • CHAPTER VIII. THE AMERICAN MUSEUM.
    • CHAPTER IX. INCREASED POPULARITY OF THE MUSEUM.
    • CHAPTER X. GIANTS AND DWARFS.
    • CHAPTER XI. TOM THUMB IN LONDON.
    • CHAPTER XII. IN FRANCE.
    • CHAPTER XIII. IN BELGIUM.
    • CHAPTER XIV. IN ENGLAND AGAIN.
    • CHAPTER XV. AT HOME.
    • CHAPTER XVI. JENNY LIND.
    • CHAPTER XVII. ARRIVAL OF JENNY LIND.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. CONTINUED TRIUMPH.
    • CHAPTER XIX. HAVANA.
    • CHAPTER XX. THE TRIALS OF AN IMPRESSARIO.
    • CHAPTER XXI. CLOSING THE GRAND TOUR.
    • CHAPTER XXII. A FEW SIDE ISSUES.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. SOME DOMESTIC ENTERPRISES.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. THE JEROME CLOCK COMPANY.
    • CHAPTER XXV. THE WHEAT AND THE CHAFF.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. IDLENESS WITHOUT REST.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. A PROSPEROUS EXILE.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. HOME AGAIN.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. THE ART OF MONEY GETTING.
    • CHAPTER XXX. AN ENTERPRISING ENGLISHMAN.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. AT HOME AGAIN.
    • CHAPTER XXXII. THE STORY OF "GRIZZLY ADAMS."
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. BUILDING A CITY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. GREAT YEAR AT THE MUSEUM.
    • CHAPTER XXXV. GENERAL AND MRS. TOM THUMB.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. POLITICAL NOTES.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. BURNING OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. POLITICAL LIFE.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. FIGHTING A NEWSPAPER
    • CHAPTER XL. BRIDGEPORT.
    • CHAPTER XLI. HONORS AND ADULATIONS.
    • SOME REMINISCENCES OF P. T. BARNUM
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