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 : 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 : 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 : 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.
Description : Memories of Mississippi In new book, a writer remembers a childhood filled with the highs and lows of a country in transition LIBERTY, MS.- The new book by Wanda F. Jackson has already drawn praise from educators. School administrator Madeline P. Floyd notes: (It) is more than a description of life in the South. It is a window into an era where there is love, trust, and strong family values. People took time to enjoy, even in the midst of hard times and adversity, the simple and pure things of life. As "the simple and pure things of life" become all the more important during our struggling economy and as America lumbers down a post-Civil Rights road, complete with an African-American family in the White House, Memories of Mississippi: Growing Up in the South is as timely book as ever. Jackson takes readers down memory lane as she recounts growing up in the small town of Buena Vista, Mississippi. Told in charming vignettes which call to mind Sandra Cisneros's The House on Mango Street. Jackson deftly navigates the memory, recalling everything from the excitement of her family gathering around a radio to listen to the Sonny Liston vs. Floyd Patterson fight or the heartbreak of watching her childhood friend deal with a pre-teen pregnancy. Memories of Mississippi lends to a breathtaking accuracy of not only one little girll's world, but the world the entire country found itself in during that era.