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Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard of

2.77 of 5 stars 2.77  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  6 reviews
This brilliant, richly illustrated biography of a 19th century performer introduces readers to the most famous American they've never heard of, while exploring the history of entertainment and the cult of celebrity. Illustrations throughout.
Hardcover, 506 pages
Published December 1st 2001 by PublicAffairs
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Heidi Weaver
Oh my, what a difficult book to get threw. Must we use so many dumb words for things that make no sense at times. Interesting facts about the man. It didn't need to be text book boring. I swear if that man uses
Antebellum one more time....
Never heard of this man until I read this book. Dan Rice was an early vaudevillian, politician, writer and celebrity of the mid-late 19th century, whose life was filled with humor and variety. Mr. Carlyon offers a richly detailed, fascinating glimpse at celebrity well over 100 years ago.
Judith Rice
It was a book full of Americana during the 1840 - 1660's about a travelling circus. It was written more like a textbook than a biography of Dan Rice.
I personally learned much about that ime period of the coming of the Civil War and after.
I wish there was a shelf for "gave up". I don't give up on books very often, but this book just didn't grab me. I've got a shelf full of more interesting books that have called me away from it. Maybe I'll get back to it someday.
Jeff Raymond
Great concept to write about an interesting, forgotten man, but poorly executed. It felt like it was all over the place, and didn't engage me in the least.
Diana Gail
May be a bit wordy, but I did learn about the life and times of the beginnings of what became circus life. Interesting for the historical aspect.
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