Description : Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "I reckon the fellows will turn out to see us tomorrow night, Teddy." "I hope so, Phil. We'll show them that we are real circus performers, won't we?" Phil Forrest nodded happily. "They know that already, I think. But we shall both feel proud to perform in our home town again. They haven't seen us in the ring since the day we first joined the show two years ago, and then it was only a little performance."
Description : Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - "That is what I am asking you. Have you had any misunder-standing - angry words or anything of the sort with him?" persisted Phil Forrest, with a keen, inquiring glance into the face of his companion. "Well, maybe," admitted the Circus Boy, with evident reluctance. "What made you think I had?" "From the way he looked at you when you were standing in the paddock this afternoon, waiting for your cue to go on."
Description : During the years 1880 to 1940, the glory days of the American circus, a third to a half of the cast members were women—a large group of very visible American workers whose story needs telling. This book, using sources such as diaries, autobiographies, newspaper accounts, films, posters, and route books, first considers the popular media’s presentation of these performers as unnatural and scandalous—as well as romantic and thrilling. Next are the stories told by circus women, which contradict and complicate other versions of their lives. Across America in those years an array of acts featured women, such as tableaux, freak shows, girlie shows, tiger acts, and aerial performances, all involving special skills and all detailed here. The book offers a unique and fascinating view of not just the circus but of what it meant to be an American woman at work.
Description : From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture portrayed the American South as a region ensconced in its antebellum past, draped in moonlight and magnolias, and represented by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, white-columned mansions, and even bolls of cotton. In Dreaming of Dixie, Karen Cox shows that the chief purveyors of nostalgia for the Old South were outsiders of the region, playing to consumers' anxiety about modernity by marketing the South as a region still dedicated to America's pastoral traditions. In addition, Cox examines how southerners themselves embraced the imaginary romance of the region's past.
Description : The pony, catching a brief glimpse of the dark figure that was being hurled through the air directly toward him, made a swift leap to one side. But the animal was not quick enough. The boy landed against the broncho with a jolt that nearly knocked the little animal over, while to Phil the impact could not have been much more severe, it seemed to him, had he collided with a locomotive." This is an excerpt from The Circus Boys on the Flying Rings or, Making the Start in the Sawdust Life by Edgar Darlington. Although an Internet search has revealed nothing about the identity of the author Edgar Darlington, his series of five books about the circus were written in the early 1900's. The other four books in the series are The Circus Boys Across the Continent: or, Winning New Laurels on the Tanbark, The Circus Boys in Dixie Land: or, Winning the Plaudits of the Sunny South, The Circus Boys on the Mississippi: or, Afloat with the Big Show on the Big River, and The Circus Boys on the Plains: or, the Young Advance Agents Ahead of the Show. Many boys have dreamed about running away with the circus and these books will transport them into this imaginary adventure.