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Ringlingville USA: The Stupendous Story of Seven Siblings and Their Stunning Circus Success

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
The Ringling Brothers began their business under the most modest of circumstances and through hard work, business savvy, and some luck created the largest, most famous circus in the world. They became wealthy men, one 50 cent admission ticket at a time.

Ringlingville USA chronicles the brothers' journey from immigrant poverty to enduring glory as the kings of the circus wor
Paperback, 280 pages
Published October 6th 2004 by Wisconsin Historical Society Press
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Jun 15, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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Ringlingville as a story is almost as captivating as a circus itself. It details the lives of the seven Ringling brothers who get their circus start in Wisconsin and learn to grow their "empire" themselves, later creating The Greatest Show On Earth. From Wisconsin to Connecticut and, finally, Florida, the brothers' stories are unique and interesting, giving insight to the lesser-known story of the most famous circus on Earth.

I love the pictures and information that pair well with the overall te
Jun 22, 2014 April rated it it was amazing
I toured the Circus World Museum in Baraboo and found it fascinating so decided to give this book a shot. I loved all of the old pictures and the history is fascinating!
May 24, 2010 Randy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just such a unique yet entertaining book, full of history from the circus' perspective. The author clearly knows his "stuff"
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Jun 24, 2014 Anita Laabs rated it liked it
Everhing you everwanted to know about Ringling Brothers history and thier connections to Baraboo. Very interesting!
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Only of interest to a narrow group. Not an exciting read, but interesting as an historical account.
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Jerold W. Apps, born and raised on a Wisconsin farm, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than 30 books, many of them on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include: Living a Country Year, Every Farm Tells a Story, When Chores Were Done, Humor from the Country, Country Ways and Country Days, One-Room Schools, Cheese, Breweries of Wisc ...more
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