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Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature, George Sullivan

Author:    George Sullivan

Title:   Tom Thumb: The Remarkable True Story of a Man in Miniature

Binding:   Hardcover

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Clarion Books April 2011

ISBN Number:    0547182031 / 9780547182032

Seller ID:   20110329186380

When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he was a large baby, perfect in every way. But then he stopped growing. At age four, though a happy and mischievous child, he was just over two feet tall and weighed only fifteen pounds--the exact same size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that the notorious showman P.T. Barnum dubbed him Tom Thumb and put him on display, touring him around the world as a curiosity.
A natural performer, Charley became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him. In this spirited biography--the first on its subject--George Sullivan recounts the fascinating adventures of Tom Thumb, and raises challenging questions about what constitutes exploitation--both in the 19th century and today.

Price = 20.00 USD



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