New PDF release: Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the

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By Eric D. Lehman

while P. T. Barnum met twenty-five-inch-tall Charles Stratton at a Bridgeport, Connecticut resort in 1843, essentially the most vital partnerships in leisure background was once born. With Barnum’s promotional talents and the miniature Stratton’s comedic skills, they charmed a Who’s Who of the nineteenth century, from Queen Victoria to Charles Dickens to Abraham Lincoln. cherished around the world as “General Tom Thumb,” Stratton performed to sold-out exhibits for nearly 40 years. From his days as a precocious baby famous person to his tragic early demise, turning into Tom Thumb tells the entire tale of this iconic determine for the 1st time. It information his triumphs at the big apple degree, his epic star marriage ceremony, and his around-the-world journey, drawing on newly on hand fundamental assets and interviews. From the mansions of Paris to the deserts of Australia, Stratton’s distinct model of yank comedy not just earned him the accolades of hundreds of thousands of lovers, it helped circulate little humans out of the part exhibit and into the lime light.

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