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  • I maintain that Jersey Shore is just as much of a "freak show" not the phrase I would choose, but the phrase that has been in common usage for over a century as anything P. T. Barnum put together.

    Melanie Benjamin: Keeping Up With The Thumbs On Jersey Shore

  • And while I don't know the exact figures, she and the General made a fortune off their very public wedding, managed by their great friend P. T. Barnum.

    Melanie Benjamin: Keeping Up With The Thumbs On Jersey Shore

  • She smiled, but her eyes were telling me that she thought maybe I was P. T. Barnum after all.

    The Mob and Me

  • A. H. Saxon, P. T. Barnum New York: Columbia University Press, 1989, is the best single biography.

    The King's Best Highway

  • Think P. T. Barnum, not Barney the purple dinosaur.

    The Viognier Vendetta

  • A. H. Saxon, P. T. Barnum New York: Columbia University Press, 1989, is the best single biography.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The loss of historic sites like the Tom Thumb house, in Bridgeport just about the only place on the Post Road that lionizes P. T. Barnum above George Washington; the McMansions, or “houses on steroids,” constructed in the residential sections of the road that ran through Fairfield; the peremptory division that came from running Interstate 95 through town centers and neighborhoods; the endless refrain of retail chains.

    The King's Best Highway

  • As people say, he was kind of hammy, but I think it was showmanship; I think it was like P. T. Barnum and the circus, you know?

    Empire of Dreams

  • The loss of historic sites like the Tom Thumb house, in Bridgeport just about the only place on the Post Road that lionizes P. T. Barnum above George Washington; the McMansions, or “houses on steroids,” constructed in the residential sections of the road that ran through Fairfield; the peremptory division that came from running Interstate 95 through town centers and neighborhoods; the endless refrain of retail chains.

    The King's Best Highway

  • The loss of historic sites like the Tom Thumb house, in Bridgeport just about the only place on the Post Road that lionizes P. T. Barnum above George Washington; the McMansions, or “houses on steroids,” constructed in the residential sections of the road that ran through Fairfield; the peremptory division that came from running Interstate 95 through town centers and neighborhoods; the endless refrain of retail chains.

    The King's Best Highway

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