Daniel P. Mannix





Daniel P. Mannix

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born
October 27, 1911

died
January 29, 1997

gender
male


About this author

Daniel Pratt Mannix IV was best known as an American author and journalist. His life was remarkably different from other writers of his generation. His career included times as a side show performer, magician, trainer of eagles and film maker.

The Grest Zadma was a stage name Mannix used as a magician. He also entertained as a sword swallower and fire eater in a traveling carnival sideshow. Magazine articles about these experiences, co-written with his wife, became very popular in 1944 and 1945.

As an author Mannix covered a wide variety of subject matter. His more than 25 books ranged from fictional animal stories for children, the natural history of animals, and adventurous accounts about hunting big game to sensational adult non-fiction t
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Average rating: 4.00 · 1,072 ratings · 112 reviews · 29 distinct works · Similar authors
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The History of Torture
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The Hell Fire Club
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The Way of the Gladiator
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Memoirs of a Sword Swallower
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The Wolves of Paris
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Step Right Up!
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The Killers
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More books by Daniel P. Mannix…
“One such monster lived around 600 B.C. and was the slave of a Greek nobleman named Iadmon who lived on Samos. This unfortunate was a hunchback described as having "an enormous head with slit eyes, a long, misshaped countenance, a large mouth and bowed legs." A servant girl meeting him asked in horror, "Are you a baboon?" Because he was cut off from humanity by his revolting appearance, this monster made friends with animals. He told numerous short tales with animal heroes illustrating the weaknesses of people. His stories were so biting and his looks so disgusting that he was finally killed by a mob. His name was Aesop.”
Daniel P. Mannix, Freaks

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