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The Hartford Circus Fire by Michael Skidgell
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Michael Skidgell's book is a great introduction to a complicated event. He covers the basics with clear writing and in a chronological sequence. The bulk of the book contains mini-biographies of those who perished in the Hartford Circus Fire. While o ...more
The Circus Fire by Stewart O'Nan
" Margo wrote: "Glad you didn't stick with it Chrissie, it sounds horrific. Good review - you stated your reaction to the book very clearly."

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Stewart O'Nan offers a very comprehensive look at the greatest tragedy to every hit an American circus, the Hartford Circus Fire of July 6, 1944. His research is incredibly deep and he does a great job of presenting the facts like the best attorney i ...more
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Fall of the Big Top by David Lewis Hammarstrom
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Sundown at Sunrise by Marty Seifert
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I enjoyed this 370-page book for the storyline, but felt that the author could have done more with it. It has a slow start and carries on a little longer than it needs to. Some of the dialogue is great, some of it is average. This could have used ano ...more
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The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918 by Richard M. Lytle
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For as much information as the author compiled, you would think that the narrative would be gripping. Instead, it turned out to be a dud.

What Richard M. Lytle accomplished was writing a detailed account of the origins of Hammond, Indiana and a chron
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Fall of the Big Top by David Lewis Hammarstrom
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David Lewis Hammarstrom's book begins where other circus history books end - in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1956 when the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows set up their final performance under the big top.

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