Tom Thumb

Tom Thumb

The Remarkable True Story of A Man in Miniature

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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When Charles S. Stratton was born in 1838, he seemed 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 fifteen pounds-the exact size he had been as a seven-month-old baby. It was then that P. T. Barnum persuaded Charley's family to allow him to exhibit their son in his museum and tour him around the world as a curiosity. Tom Thumb, as Barnum dubbed him, was a natural performer. He became enormously popular and wealthy, more so than any other performer before him, in large part due to the marketing genius of Barnum. In this spirited biography-the first on its subject-George Sullivan recounts the fascinating adventures of the real Tom Thumb, and also raises challenging questions about what constitutes exploitation-both in the nineteenth century and today.
Publisher: [United States] :, AudioGO :, Made available through hoopla,, 2012.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9780792790556
0792790553
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 36 min.)) :,digital.
data file, rda
digital, Digital recording, rda
Additional Contributors: Press, Barry. - Narrator
Alternative Title: hoopla (Digital media service)

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