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In association with Amazon Dot Com we are offering these hard to find circus and sideshow books.

In the circus category you will find books with information on: circus history, circus performers, owners, circus fires and circus trains.

In the sideshow category, we have provided books on the strange, the odd and the unusual, sideshow performers and freaks of nature.


If you are seeking information on specific circuses or persons please visit our Home Page.

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Circus Books

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Circus Books        Sideshow Books

Three Ringlings in Montana by Lee RostadClick to enlarge

Three Ringlings in Montana
by Lee Rostad

 

Ringling, The Last LaughClick to enlarge

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

 

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

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. Weeks

 

Ringlingville USA by Jrerry AppsClick to enlarge


Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus SuccessRinglingville USA
             

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

 

Ward Hall King of the Sideshow!Click to enlarge

Ward Hall
King of the Sideshow!

 

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

 

Ringlingville USA by Jrerry AppsClick to enlarge


Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus SuccessRinglingville USA

 

 

 

Photographs of Edward J. Kelty

    

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

 

 

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

Step Right This Way: The: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty
 American Circus: An Illustrated HistoryClick to enlargeAmerican Circus:
An Illustrated History
American Circus
 Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the CircusClick to enlarge
Sawdust & Spangles Stories & Secrets of the Circus

 

 

      
The Circus Age Click to enlarge
The Circus Age: Culture and Society under the American Big TopThe Circus Age
 

Show Trains of the 20th CenturyClick to enlarge


Show Trains
of the 20th Century
Show Trains

 

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

Circus and the City: New York, 1793-2010
 Circus TrainClick to enlargeAmerica'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 LakeshoreThe Great Circus Train Wreck
 

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 FoxPerforming Horses
 

The Circus 1870s - 1950sClick to enlarge

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

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 TroupeTwo Hundred Years of the American Circus
 

Traveling ShowmanClick to enlarge

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

 

 

           

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

Balancing Act:
Memoir of a Florida Youth

 

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

 

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

Norma I. Quintana:
Circus: A Traveling Life

 

From Circus Dream to Three-Ring RealityClick to enlarge

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

 

Ringling, The Last LaughClick to enlarge

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

 

 

           

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

Ringling: The Florida Years, by David C. Weeks

 

 

Tall Tales of a Short Clown by Barry LubinClick to enlarge

Tall Tales of a Short Clown
by Barry Lubin

 

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

The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy: The Golden Age of Aerialists
  American Circus PostersClick to enlargeAmerican Circus Posters
(Dover Fine Art, History of Art)
American Circus Posters
         

The Last of The WallendasClick to enlarge

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

 

 

 

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
Freak Show
 

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)Ballyhoo

 

 

      

American SideshowClick to enlargeAmerican SideshowAmerican Sideshow

 

Tattooed LadyClick to enlarge

The Tattooed Lady: A HistoryThe Tattooed Lady: A History
 

sideshow howard boneClick to enlarge

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

Shocked and Amazed

 

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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