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House of Deception Library: Carnival & Sideshow Fiction
Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Baker, Kevin Dreamland 1999 HarperCollins, New York
Bass, Eduard Umberto's Circus 1951 Farrar, Straus, & Young, New York
Bradley, Marion Zimmer The Catch Trap 1979 Ballantine, New York
Brown, Carrie The Hatbox Baby 2002 Berkley, New York
Carnahan, Matthew Serpent Girl: A Novel 2005 Villard, New York
Chalfoun, Michelle Roustabout 1996 HarperCollins, New York
Chalmers, Robert Fortune's Bastard 2004 Grove/Atlantic, New York
Coldsmith, Don The Long Journey Home 2001 Doherty, New York
Cook, Joel With It--For It--and Up Against It 2006 Xulon Press, Longwood, FL
Croft, Barbara Moon's Crossing 2003 Mariner, Boston
Croy, Homer Coney Island 1929 Harper, New York
Day, Cathy The Circus in Winter 2005 Harvest, Orlando
Ducovny, Amram Coney 2000 Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY
Dunn, Katherine Geek Love 2002 Vintage, New York
Glass, Bryan J. L. Freaks of Nature #1 1992 Comic Zone, Berlin, NJ
Gresham, William Lindsay Nightmare Alley
Gruen, Sara Water for Elephants: A Novel 2006 Algonquin, Chapel Hill, NC
Helfer, Ralph Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived 1998 Harper Perennial, New York
Helfer, Ralph Mosey: The Remarkable Friendship of a Boy and His Elephant 2002 Orchard, New York
Hill, Charlie First of May 1978 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
Hough, Robert The Final Confession of Mabel Stark 2003 Atlantic Monthly, New York
Hyman, Timothy; Malbert, Roger Carnivalesque (National Touring Exhibition) 2000 Hayward Gallery, London
Knaebel, Nathaniel (ed) Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus 2004 Carroll & Graf, New York
Mantel, Hilary The Giant, O'Brien 1998 Henry Holt, New York
Maron, Margaret Slow Dollar 2002 Mysterious Press, New York
Martin, A. E. Common People: Murder in Sideshow Alley 2005 Wakefield Crime Classics, Kent Town, AU
Meah, Johnny Polidore 2003 1stBooks, Bloomington, IN
Millett, Larry Sherlock Holmes and the Ice Palace Murders 1998 Viking, New York
Paulsen, Gary Tiltawhirl John 1990 Puffin, New York
Pomerance, Bernard The Elephant Man 1994 Grove/Atlantic, New York
Reynolds Price A Perfect Friend 2002 Scribner, New York
Schechter, Harold The Hum Bug 2001 Pocket, New York
Schmitt, Richard The Aerialist 2002 Harvest, San Diego
Siegel, Lee Love and Other Games of Chance: A Novelty 2003 Viking, New York
Slouka, Mark God's Fool 2003 Vintage, New York
Smith, Mary-Ann Tirone Masters of Illusion 1994 Warner, New York
Strauss, Darin Chang and Eng 2000 E P Dutton, New York
Toscana, David Our Lady of the Circus 2001 St. Martin's, New York
Trevanian "Snatch Off Your Cap. Kid!" in Hot Night in the City 2000 St. Martin's, New York
Twain, Mark "Those Extraordinary Twins" in Puddnhead Wilson and Other Tales 1998 Oxford University Press
Welty, Eudora "Petrified Man" in A Curtain Of Green and Other Stories 1991 Harcourt Brace, New York
Woodring, Jim; Lopez, F. Solano Freaks: An Adaptation of the Tod Browning Film, Chapters 1-4 1992 Monster Comics
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House of Deception Library: Carnival & Sideshow A-Z
House of Deception Library: Carnival & Sideshow A-Z
Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Freaks of Nature 1978 Red Lion, Canoga Park, CA
Adams, Judith A. The American Amusement Park Industry: A History of Technology and Thrills 1991 Twayne, Boston
Adams, Rachel Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination 2001 University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Adrian, Werner Freaks: Cinema of the Bizarre 1976 Warner, New York
Alden, William Livingstone Among the Freaks 1896 Longmans Green, London
Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London: A Panoramic History of Exhibition, 1600-1862 1978 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
American Heritage "The Fat Man and His Friends" in American Heritage, June, 1966 1966 American Heritage, New York
Andronik, Catherine M. Prince of Humbugs: A Life of P. T. Barnum 1994 Atheneum, New York
Audibert, Chris Biography of Frank William Gaskill [original manuscript] 1989 [unpublished] Audibert Amusement. New York
Baldwin, Samri S. The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained 1895 author, New York
Ballantine, Bill Wild Tigers and Tame Fleas 1958 Rinehart, New York
Barnum Museum Shocked and Amazed: The World of the Sideshow 1999 Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT
Barnum, P. T. Humbugs of the World 2003 Kessinger, Whitefish, MT
Barnum, P. T. Life of P.T. Barnum 1855 Redfield, New York
Barnum, P. T. The Life of P. T. Barnum: Written by Himself 2000 University of Illinois Press, Champaign
Barnum, P. T.; Bode, Carl (ed.) Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum 1981 Penguin, New York
Barth, Myles; Siegel, Alan Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty 2002 Barnes & Noble, New York
Berman, John S. Portraits of America: Coney Island 2003 Barnes & Noble, New York
Blaine, David Mysterious Stranger 2002 Villard, New York
Boese, Alex The Museum of Hoaxes: A Collection of Pranks, Stunts, Deceptions, and Other Wonderful Stories Contrived for the Public from the Middle Ages to the New Millennium 2002 E P Dutton, New York
Bogdan, Robert Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit 1990 University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Boles, Don Midway Magic 1963 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Boles, Don The Compleat Pitchman 1972 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Boles, Don The Midway Showman 1967 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Bondeson, Jan A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities 1999 W.W. Norton, New York
Bondeson, Jan The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History 1999 Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY
Bondeson, Jan The Two-Headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels 2000 Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY
Bone, Howard Hurry, Hurry, Hurry Dragon Fire and Magic
Bone, Howard Side Show: My Life With Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade 2001 Sun Dog, Northville, MI
Bonomo, Joe The Strongman: The Daredevil Exploits of the Mightiest Man in the Movies 1968 Bonomo Studios, New York
Bradford, Verner Phillips; Blume, Harvey Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo 1992 St. Martin's, New York
Braithwaite, David Fairground Architecture: The World of Amusement Parks, Carnivals and Fairs 1968 Praeger, New York
Brill, Aaron K. A. Brill's Bible of Building Plans and Collection of Much Information Useful to Showman, Carnie, Fairman, and Amusement Park Operator 1976 A. B. Enterprises, Peoria, IL
Broome, Richard; Jackomos, Alick Sideshow Alley 1998 Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, Australia
Brouws, Jeff; Caron, Bruce Inside the Live Reptile Tent: The Twilight World of the Carnival Midway 2001 Chronicle, San Francisco
Buckland, Frances T. Buckland's Curiosities of Natural History: A Selection 1948 Patchworth, London
Buckland, Frances T. Curiosities of Natural History 1975 Beekman, New York
Burns, Stanley A Morning's Work: Medical Photographs from the Burns Archive & Collection, 1843-1939 1998 Twin Palms, Sante Fe NM
Carlyon, David Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of 2001 PublicAffairs, New York
Carmichael, Bill Incredible Collectors, Weird Antiques and Odd Hobbies 1971 Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
Carrington, Hereward Hindu Magic 1913 Sphinx, Kansas City
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show and Animal Tricks 1913 Sphinx, Kansas City
Carrington, Hereward Sideshow Tricks Explained 1973 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show Tricks Explained (Little Blue Book 1279) no date Haldeman-Julius, Girard, KS
Cavin, Lee There Were Giants on the Earth! 1970 Seville Chronicle, Seville, OH
Chemung County Historical Society The County Fair Carnival: Where the Midway Meets the Grange 1992 Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, NY
Chubbuck, Ted The Sound Of The Jenny 1972 Vantage, New York
Clair, Colin Human Curiosities 1968 Abelard-Schuman, London
Cody, William Frederick The Life of Buffalo Bill: Or, the Life and Adventures of William F. Cody, As Told by Himself 2001 Narrative, Santa Barbara, CA
Cody, William Frederick The Life of Hon. William F. Cody Known as Buffalo Bill: An Autobiography 1978 University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln
Collings, Ellsworth The 101 Ranch 1986 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK
Connor, J. Hal Stunts and Features for Carnivals 1927 Eldridge, Franklin, OH
Cook, James W. The Arts of Deception: Playing With Fraud in the Age of Barnum 2001 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Cox, Stephen Munchkins of Oz 2002 Cumberland House, Cumberland, TN
Dadswell, Jack Hey There Sucker! 1946 Bruce Humphries, Boston
Dahlinger, Fred Circus World Museum Presents Show Trains of the 20th Century 2000 Iconografix, Hudson, WI
Dance, Peter S. Animal Fakes & Frauds 1976 Sampson Low, London
Darrah, William C. Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography 1981 W.C. Darrah, Gettysburg, PA
Davis, Janet M. The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top 2002 University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC
Dennett, Andrea Stulman Weird & Wonderful: The Dime Museum in America 1997 New York University Press
Denson, Charles Coney Island: Lost and Found 2002 Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA
Dreger, Alice Domurat Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex 2000 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Dreger, Alice Domurat One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal 2004 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA
Drimmer, Frederick Born Different: Amazing Stories of Very Special People 1991 Bantam Skylark, New York
Drimmer, Frederick Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities 1973 Amjon, New York
Dufour, Lou; Kirby, Irwin Fabulous Years: A Showman's Tales of Carnivals, World's Fairs, and Broadway 1977 Vantage, New York
Eichinger, Fr. Franz "Are Nude Tibetan Lamas the Monstrous Abdominable Snowmen" in Fate, May 1959 1959 Clark, Evanston, IL
Enss, Chris Buffalo Gals: Women of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show 2005 Falcon, San Ramon, CA
Farnum, Allen L. Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West: A Photo Documentary of the 1900-1905 Show Tours 1992 Schiffer, Atglen, PA
Fellner, Chris Freaks! No.1 1995 author
Fenton, Peter Eyeing the Flash 2005 Simon & Schuster, New York
Fiedler, Leslie A Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self 1979 Simon & Schuster, New York
Fish, Charles Blue Ribbons and Burlesque: A Book of Country Fairs 1998 Countryman, Woodstock, VT
Fitzsimons, Raymund Barnum in London 1969 Bles, London
Fleming, Candace The Great And Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life Of Showman P. T. Barnum 2009 Schwartz & Wade, New York
Fox, Charles Philip; Parkinson, Tom The Circus in America 2002 Hennessey & Ingalls, Santa Monica, CA
Fox, Theron How to Make Money With Carnival Games 1980 Pinchpenny, Atlanta
Fraley, Tobin The Great American Carousel: A Century of Master Craftsmanship 1994 Chronicle, San Francisco
Fraley, Tobin; Sinick, Gary The Carousel Animal 1987 Chronicle, San Francisco
Frega, Donnalee Women of Illusion: A Circus Family's History 2001 Palgrave/St. Martin's, New York
Fried, Frederick; Fried, Mary America's Forgotten Folk Arts 1978 Pantheon, New York
Friedman, David A Youth in Babylon: Confessions of a Trash-Film King 1990 Prometheus, Buffalo, NY
Friedman, John Block The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought 2000 Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY
Frost, Linda Conjoined Twins In Black And White: The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton 2009 University of Wisconsin, Madison
Gallop, Alan Buffalo Bill's British Wild West 2001 Sutton, Gloucestershire, UK
Gangi, Tony Carny Sideshows: Wierd Wonders of the Midway 2010 Citadel, New York
Gelernter, David 1939: Lost World of the Fair 1996 Avon, New York
Geyer, Celesta; Roen, Samuel Diet or Die: The Dolly Dimples Weight Reducing Plan 1968 Frederick Fell, New York
Gibson, Gregory Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, The Times Square Talker, And The Lost Photos Of Diane Arbus 2008 Mariner/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA
Gibson, Walter B. Carnival Gaffs 1976 Gambler's Book Club, Las Vegas
Gibson, Walter B. The Bunco Book 1946 Sidney Radner, Holyoke, MA
Gilden, Bruce Coney Island 2002 Trebruk/Magnum Photos, New York
Gonzalez-Crussi, Frank, M.D. Notes of an Anatomist 1985 Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA
Goodrich, Samuel G. Curiosities of Human Nature: By the Author of Peter Parley's Tales 1843 Bradbury and Soden, Boston
Gorham, Maurice Showmen and Suckers: An Excursion on the Crazy Fringe of the Entertainment World 1951 Percival Marshall, London
Gould, George M.; Pyle, Walter L. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine 1956 Bell, New York
Gowler, Danny Carnival Games - How They Work and How to Win 1997 author
Graham, Peter W.; Oehlschlaeger, Fritz H. Articulating the Elephant Man: Joseph Merrick and His Interpreters 1992 Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD
Grant, John Monster Mysteries 1993 Chartwell, Secaucus, NJ
Greater Tampa Showmen's Association Ladies' Auxiliary 1976 Directory 1976 G.T.S.A., Tampa, FL
Gregor, Jan T. Circus of the Scars 1998 Brennan Dalsgard, Seattle, WA
Gresham, William Lindsay Monster Midway: An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny 1953 Rinehart, New York
Gryczan, Matthew L. Carnival Secrets 1988 Zenith, Royal Oak MI
Gurney, Gene America in Wax 1977 Crown, New York
Gustafson, Donna Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art 2001 Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press, Cambridge, MA
Hahn, Emily Eve & the Apes 1988 Random House, New York
Hall, Ward My Very Unusual Friends 1991 author, Gibsonton, FL
Hall, Ward Struggles and Triumphs of a Modern Day Showman 1981 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
Hammer, Carl; Bosker, Gideon Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art 1996 Chronicle, San Francisco
Harmetz, Aljean The Making of the Wizard of Oz 1998 Hyperion, New York
Harris, Neil Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum 1981 University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Harris, Neil Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum. 1973 Little Brown, Boston
Hartzman, Marc American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers 2005 Tarcher/Penguin, New York
Havighurst, Walter Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show 2000 Random Library, New York
Helfer, Ralph Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived 1998 Harper Perennial, New York
Hill, J. Dee; Hollenbeck, Phil Freaks and Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus 2004 Soft Skull, Brooklyn
Hoh, LaVahn G.; Rough, William H. Step Right Up! The Adventure of Circus in America 1990 Betterway, Whitehall, VA
Holland, Charlie Strange Feats and Clever Turns 1998 Holland & Palmer, London
Holtman, Jerry; Harry Lewiston Freak Show Man: The Autobiography of Harry Lewiston 1968 Holloway House, Los Angeles, CA
Hornberger, Francine Carny Folk 2005 Citadel, New York
Horsman, Paul The Fabulous World Of The Carnival 2000 Midway, Nashua, NH
Howard, Martin Victorian Grotesque 1977 Jupiter, London
Howell, Michael; Ford, Peter The True History of the Elephant Man 2001 Allison & Busby, London
Hoyt, Harlowe R. Town Hall Tonight [Chapter 5, "Fifty Cents a Bottle--For Man or Beast"] 1955 Bramhall House, New York
Humphries, Barry Bizarre 1965 Bell, New York
Hunter, Jack Freak Babylon: An Illustrated History of Teratology & Freakshows 2005 Glitterbooks, London
Hunter, Jack Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film 1998 Creation, London
Hunter, Kay Duet For a Lifetime: The Story of the Original Siamese Twins 1964 Coward-McCann, New York
Hunter, Virginia Lee; Fenton, Peter Carny: Americana on the Midway 2007 Umbrage Editions, New York
Hyman, Timothy; Malbert, Roger Carnivalesque (National Touring Exhibition) 2000 Hayward Gallery, London
Immerso, Michael Coney Island: The People's Playground 2002 Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ
Impey, Oliver; MacGregor, Arthur The Origins of Museums: The Cabinet of Curiosities in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Europe 2001 House of Stratus, N. Yorkshire, UK
Jay, Ricky Extraordinary Exhibitions 2005 Quantuck Lane, New York
Jay, Ricky Jay's Journal of Anomalies 2001 Quantuck Lane, New York
Jay, Ricky Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women 1986 Villard, New York
Jensen, Dean The Biggest, The Smallest, The Longest, The Shortest: A Chonicle of the American Circus From Its Heartland 1975 Wisconsin House, Madison, WI
Jensen, Dean The Lives And Loves Of Daisy And Violet Hilton: A True Story Of Conjoined Twins 2006 Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA
Johnson, Fred G. Fred G. Johnson: Sideshow Banners 1989 State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago
Johnson, Karl The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist 2005 Henry Holt, New York
Johnson, Randy; Meah, Johnny; Secreto, Jim; Varndell, Teddy Freaks, Geeks and Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway 2000 Hardy Marks, Honolulu
Kahn, Kenneth The Carny Kid: Survival of a Young Thief 2005 Pendant
Kappler, Claude Monstres, démons, et merveilles à la fin du Moyen Age 1980 Payot
Kasson, John F. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century 1978 Hill and Wang, New York
Kasson, Joy S. Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History 2001 Hill and Wang, New York
Katz, Jimmy; Katz, Dena World Of Wonders 2009 powerHouse, Brooklyn, NY
King, W. A. Jr. Rattling Yours...Snake King 1964 Springman-King, Brownsville, TX
Knaebel, Nathaniel (ed) Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus 2004 Carroll & Graf, New York
Kobel, Bernard Human Oddities of Circus Sideshows of Yesterday and Today: Complete List and Descriptive Text 1974 author, Clearwater, FL
Kohne, Eckart; Ewigleben, Cornelia (eds.) Gladiators and Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome 2000 University of California Press, Berkeley
Kunhardt, Philip B. P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman 1995 Knopf, New York
Larson, Erik The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America 2003 Crown, New York
Laster, Lloyd B Wagon Tracks & Peanut Sacks: An American Odyssey 1984 Stewart, Big Sandy, TX
Lee, Polly Jae Giant: The Pictorial History of the Human Colossus 1970 A. S. Barnes, South Brunswick
Leroi, Armand Marie Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body 2003 Viking, New York
Levenson, Randal; Gray, Spalding In Search of the Monkey Girl 1982 Aperture, New York
Lewis, Arthur H. Carnival 1970 Trident, New York
Lifson, Robert; Mastro, William Enter the Sideshow 1983 authors
Lutz, Stuart [Barnum] "A Sucker for Autographs" in Autograph Collector Vol. 7 #9 1998 Odyssey, Corona, CA
MacKay, Charles Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds 1960 L. C. Page, Boston
Mangels, William F. The Outdoog Amusement Industry: From Earliest Times to Present 1952 Vantage, New York
Mannix, Daniel P. Freaks: We Who Are Not As Others 2000 Re/Search, San Francisco, CA
Mannix, Daniel P. Memoirs of a Sword Swallower 1996 V/Search, San Francisco
Mannix, Daniel P. Step Right Up 1951 Harper, New York
Mark, Mary Ellen Indian Circus 1993 Chronicle, San Francisco
Martell, Joanne Millie-Christine: Fearfully And Wonderfully Made 2000 John F Blair, Winston-Salem, NC
McCarry, John; Olson, Randy County Fairs: Where America Meets [Chapter 5, "The Midway"] 1997 National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C.
McCullough, Edo Good Old Coney Island: A Sentimental Journey into the Past 1957 Scribner, New York
McCullough, Edo World's Fair Midways: An Affectionate Account of American Amusement Areas from the Crystal Palace to the Crystal Ball 1966 Exposition, New York
McKennon, Joe Circus Lingo 1980 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
McKennon, Joe Logistics of the American Circus 1977 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
McKennon, Joe Pictorial History of the American Carnival, Vol. III 1981 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
McKennon, Joe; McKennon Pictorial History Of The American Carnival, Vol. I And Ii 1977 Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL
McMurtry, Larry The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America 2005 Simon & Schuster, New York
McNamara, Brooks Step Right Up: An Illustrated History of the Medicine Show 1995 University Press of Mississippi, Jackson
Meiselas, Susan Carnival Strippers 2003 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Miller, David Prince Life of a Showman 1855 Thomas Hailes Lacy, London
Mitchell, Joseph "Lady Olga" in Up in the Old Hotel 1993 Vintage, New York
Mitchell, Michael Monsters: Human Freaks in America's Gilded Age: The Photographs of Chas Eisenmann 2002 ECW, Toronto
Monestier, Martin Human Oddities: A Book of Nature's Anomalies 1987 Citadel, New York
Montagu, Ashley The Elephant Man: A Study in Human Dignity 2001 Acadian, Lafayette, LA
Morgan, Robert The Showies: Revelations Of Australian Outdoor Side-Showmen 1995 Brown Prior Anderson, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
Moses, L. G. Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933 1999 University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM
Napier, John Russell Bigfoot 1974 Berkley Medallion, New York
Napier, John Russell Bigfoot: The Yeti and Sasquatch in Myth and Reality 1973 E P Dutton, New York
Niccoli, Ottavia; Lydia G. Cochrane (trans.) Prophecy and People in Rennaisance Italy 1990 Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Nickell, Joe Secrets Of The Sideshows 2005 University Press of Kentucky, Lexington. KY
Nicol, Philippe Biographical Sketches of Count and Countess Philippe Nicol and Their Son Philippe Jr. 1946 Midget's Palace, Montreal
Noell, Mae Gorilla Show: The History of Noell's Ark Gorilla Show 1979 Noell's Ark, Tarpon Springs, FL
Ogden, Tom Two Hundred Years of the American Circus: From Aba-Daba to the Zoppe-Zavatta Troupe 1993 Facts on File, New York
O'Nan, Stewart The Circus Fire: A True Story of an American Tragedy 2001 Anchor, New York
Ord-Hume, Arthur W. J. G. Clockwork Music 1973 Crown, New York
Osterud, Amelia Klem The Tattooed Lady: A History 2009 Speck, Golden, CO
Pacific Coast Showmen's Association Old Times New Times: Those Were the Days (20th Anniversary Souvenir Edition Yearbook) 1983 P.C.S.A.
Packard, Mary Ripley's Believe It or Not Special Edition 2004 2003 Scholastic, New York
Pare, Ambroise; Pallister, Janis L. (trans.) On Monsters and Marvels 1995 University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL
Parker, Mike The World's Most Fantastic Freaks 1997 Hamlyn, London
Patterson, Roger Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist? 1966 Franklin, Yakima, WA
Pepper, Professor The True History of Pepper's Ghost 1890 Cassell, London
Pomian, Krzysztof Collectors and Curiosities: Paris and Venice, 1500-1800 1991 Polity, Cambridge, UK
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters 1997 Chronicle, San Francisco
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff; Gould, Stephen J. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors 1992 Norton, New York
Quigley, Christine Conjoined Twins: An Historical, Biological and Ethical Issues Encyclopedia 2003 McFarland, Jefferson, NC
Quigley, Christine Modern Mummies: The Preservation of the Human Body in the Twentieth Century 1998 McFarland
Quinonas, Gualterio The Armless Marvel, Mary Belle 1949 North River, Croton-On-Hudson, NY
Ray, Fred Olen Grind Show: Weirdness as Entertainment 1993 American Independent Press, Hollywood, CA
Reddin, Paul Wild West Shows 1999 University of Illinois Press, Champaign
Register, Woody The Kid of Coney Island: Fred Thompson and the Rise of American Amusements 2001 Oxford University Press, USA
Rhodes, Bill Circus and Carnival Trucks: 1923-2000 Photo Archive 2001 Iconografix, Hudson, WI
Richardson, Brian The Secrets of Amusement Park Games... Revealed! Silver Star, Houston
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1948 1948 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1951 1951 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1953 1953 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1954 1954 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1955 1955 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus Route Book, Season of 1965 1965 Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus
Ripley, Robert; Noskowski, Thomas Ripley's Believe it or Not!: Human Oddities 1977 Warner, New York
Root, Harvey W. The Unknown Barnum 1927 Harper, New York
Rose, Jim Freak Like Me 1995 Dell, New York
Rose, Jim Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations 2005 Bartleby, Silver Spring, MD
Rosen, Fred Lobster Boy 2002 Pinnacle/Kensington, New York
Roth, Hy; Cromie, Robert The Little People 1980 Everest House, New York
Rusid, Max Side Show: Max Rusid's Photo Album of Human Oddities 1975 Amjon, New York
Russell, Don Wild West: A History of the Wild West Shows 1970 Univ of Texas Press, Austin, TX
Sanderson, Ivan T. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life 1972 Chilton, Philadelphia
Sanger, "Lord" George Seventy Years a Showman 1908 C. Arthur Pearson, London
Saxon, Arthur H. P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man 1989 Columbia University Press, New York
Saxon, Arthur H. Selected Letters of P. T. Barnum 1983 Columbia University Press, New York
Scarne, John Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling [Chapter 19, "Carnival, Fair, Bazaar, Arcade, and Amusement Park Games"] 1961 Simon & Schuster, New York
Schneider, Hanspeter The Last Sideshow 2004 Dazed, London
Schoenknecht, John M., et al The Circus in Waukesha County 1998 Waukesha County Historical Society, WI
Scientific American Supplement Vol. 65 "Circus and Museum Freaks: Curiosities of Pathology" 1908 Munn, New York
Scott, Barbara Bamberger With It: A Year On The Carnival Trail 2004 Behler, Lake Forest, CA
Sellman, Arthur Traveling Shows and Roundabouts 1975 Oakwood, Dorset, UK
Showmen's League of America Ladies Auxiliary America: From Sea to Shining Sea (Yearbook) 1976 L.A.S.L.A
Skal, David J The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror 2001 Faber & Faber, London
Sloan, Mark Hoaxes, Humbugs & Spectacles 1990 Villard, New York
Sloan, Mark Wild, Weird, and Wonderful: The American Circus Circa 1910 as seen by F. W. Glasier 2002 Quantuck Lane, New York
Smith, Lindsay; Walstad, Bruce Keeping Carnies Honest: Police Officer's Field Guide to Carnival Game Inspections 1990 Street Smart Communications., Littleton, CO
Sorrows, Gene All About Carnivals 1985 American Federation of Police, N. Miami, FL
Sorrows, Gene Carnival Knowledge 1983 Sun
Sparks, Christine Elephant Man 1986 Ballantine, New York
Steadman, Ralph Tales of the Weirrd 2002 Firefly, Ontario
Stein, Harvey Coney Island 1998 W.W. Norton, New York
Stencell, A. W. Circus And Carnival Ballyhoo: Sideshow Freaks, Jabbers and Blade Box Queens 2010 ECW, Toronto
Stencell, A. W. Girl Show: Into the Canvas World of Bump and Grind 2000 ECW, Toronto
Stencell, A. W. Seeing Is Believing: America's Side Shows 2002 ECW, Toronto
Stevenson, Jack Pandemonium: Freaks, Magicians, and Movie Stars 1989 Jack Stevenson, Cambridge, MA
Stewart, Susan A. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection 2005 Duke University Press, Durham, NC
Stone, Sir Benjamin Jolly Old England's Festivals, Ceremonies and Customs: Sir Benjamin Stone's Revealing Camera 1992 Allborough, Cambridge, UK
Stone, Sir Benjamin Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures: Records of National Life and History 1906 Cassell, London
Stratton, Owen Tully Medicine Man 1989 University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK
Svenvold, Mark Elmer McCurdy: The Misadventures in Life and Afterlife of an American Outlaw 2002 Basic/Perseus, New York
Tate, Celestine Some Crawl and Never Walk 1995 Dorrance, Pittsburg
Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 1 1995 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 2 1996 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 3 1996 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 4 1997 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 5 1998 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
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Taylor, James Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 7 2003 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James; Kotcher, Kathleen James Taylor's Shocked and Amazed: On & Off the Midway 2002 Lyons, Guilford, CT
Taylor, James; Kotcher, Kathleen Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 8 2005 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, James; Kotcher, Kathleen Shocked and Amazed: On and Off the Midway, Vol. 9 2007 Dolphin-Moon, Baltimore
Taylor, Robert Lewis Center Ring: The People of the Circus 1956 Doubleday, Garden City, NY
Teel, Jay True Facts and Pictures: Sideshow Freaks and Features 1930 Petland, Ansted, WV
Thompson, C. J. S. Giants, Dwarfs and Other Oddities 1989 Citadel Trade, New York
Thompson, C. J. S. Mystery and Lore of Monsters 1994 Barnes & Noble, New York
Thomson, Rosemarie Garland Extraordinary Bodies 1997 Columbia University Press, New York
Thomson, Rosemarie Garland Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body 1996 New York University Press, New York
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Unthan, Carl Herrmann The Armless Fiddler, A Pediscript: Being the Life Story of a Vaudeville Man, by C. H. Unthan 1935 G. Allen & Unwin
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Below is an extensive bibliography in book list format (also available in MLA and APA formats by request).

The titles, all from our library, range from Ph.D. dissertations to photo collections to elementary primers, with varying historical significance.

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