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House of Deception Library: On Collecting Oddities
Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Carmichael, Bill Incredible Collectors, Weird Antiques and Odd Hobbies 1971 Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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
Pomian, Krzysztof Collectors and Curiosities: Paris and Venice, 1500-1800 1991 Polity, Cambridge, UK
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff; Gould, Stephen J. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors 1992 Norton, New York
Stewart, Susan A. On Longing: Narratives of the Miniature, the Gigantic, the Souvenir, the Collection 2005 Duke University Press, Durham, NC
Weschler, Lawrence Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder 1996 Vintage, New York
Buffalo Bill's Handwriting and Signature
House of Deception Library: Carnival & Sideshow in Art and Literature
Author Title Publication Year Publisher
Barth, Myles; Siegel, Alan Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty 2002 Barnes & Noble, New York
Darrah, William C. Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography 1981 W.C. Darrah, Gettysburg, PA
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
Gustafson, Donna Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth-Century American Art 2001 MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
Hammer, Carl; Bosker, Gideon Freak Show: Sideshow Banner Art 1996 Chronicle, San Francisco
Hyman, Timothy; Malbert, Roger Carnivalesque (National Touring Exhibition) 2000 Hayward Gallery, London
Johnson, Fred G. Fred G. Johnson: Sideshow Banners 1989 State of Illinois Art Gallery, Chicago
Johnson, Randy; Meah, Johnny; Secreto, Jim; Varndell, Teddy Freaks, Geeks and Strange Girls: Sideshow Banners of the Great American Midway 2000 Hardy Marks, Honolulu
Knaebel, Nathaniel (ed) Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus 2004 Carroll & Graf, New York
Meiselas, Susan Carnival Strippers 2003 Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Steadman, Ralph Tales of the Weirrd 2002 Firefly, Ontario
Vita, Tricia Johnny Meah [Raw Vision: Outsider Art, Art Brut, Folk Art] 2005 Raw Vision, London
Weedon, Geoff; Ward, Richard Fairground Art 2003 New Cavendish, London
Wilson, Gahan The Big Book of Freaks 1996 Paradox, New York
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House of Deception Library: Sideshow History, Attractions, & Performers (Pictorial Emphasis)
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Freaks of Nature Red Lion, Canoga Park, CA 1978
Barth, Myles; Siegel, Alan Step Right This Way: The Photographs of Edward J. Kelty Barnes & Noble, New York 2002
Brouws, Jeff; Caron, Bruce Inside the Live Reptile Tent: The Twilight World of the Carnival Midway Chronicle, San Francisco 2001
Dahlinger, Fred Circus World Museum Presents Show Trains of the 20th Century Iconografix, Hudson, WI 2000
Fish, Charles Blue Ribbons and Burlesque: A Book of Country Fairs Countryman, Woodstock, VT 1998
Fraley, Tobin The Great American Carousel: A Century of Master Craftsmanship Chronicle, San Francisco 1994
Fraley, Tobin; Sinick, Gary The Carousel Animal Chronicle, San Francisco 1987
Fried, Frederick; Fried, Mary America's Forgotten Folk Arts Pantheon, New York 1978
Gilden, Bruce Coney Island Trebruk/Magnum Photos, New York 2002
Hunter, Virginia Lee; Fenton, Peter Carny: Americana on the Midway Umbrage Editions, New York 2007
Katz, Jimmy; Katz, Dena World Of Wonders powerHouse, Brooklyn, NY 2009
Lee, Polly Jae Giant: The Pictorial History of the Human Colossus A. S. Barnes, South Brunswick 1970
Levenson, Randal; Gray, Spalding In Search of the Monkey Girl Aperture, New York 1982
Lifson, Robert; Mastro, William Enter the Sideshow authors 1983
Mark, Mary Ellen Indian Circus Chronicle, San Francisco 1993
McCarry, John; Olson, Randy County Fairs: Where America Meets [Chapter 5, "The Midway"] National Geographic Society, Washington, D.C. 1997
Meiselas, Susan Carnival Strippers Whitney Museum of American Art, New York 2003
Mitchell, Michael Monsters: Human Freaks in America's Gilded Age: The Photographs of Chas Eisenmann ECW, Toronto 2002
Rhodes, Bill Circus and Carnival Trucks: 1923-2000 Photo Archive Iconografix, Hudson, WI 2001
Rusid, Max Side Show: Max Rusid's Photo Album of Human Oddities Amjon, New York 1975
Schneider, Hanspeter The Last Sideshow Dazed, London 2004
Sloan, Mark Wild, Weird, and Wonderful: The American Circus Circa 1910 as seen by F. W. Glasier Quantuck Lane, New York 2002
Sloan, Mark Hoaxes, Humbugs & Spectacles Villard, New York 1990
Stein, Harvey Coney Island W.W. Norton, New York 1998
Stone, Sir Benjamin Sir Benjamin Stone's Pictures: Records of National Life and History Cassell, London 1906
Stone, Sir Benjamin Jolly Old England's Festivals, Ceremonies and Customs: Sir Benjamin Stone's Revealing Camera Allborough, Cambridge, UK 1992
Ware, Michael E. Historic Fairground Scenes Moorland, UK 1977
Weedon, Geoff; Ward, Richard Fairground Art New Cavendish, London 2003
Worsham, Roger The Gathering [softcover edition] Bizarre Bazaar Biz, Sparks, NV 2004
Worsham, Roger Human Freaks and Oddities, Cards Series #2 Mother Productions, Atwood, CA 1991
Worsham, Roger Human Freaks and Oddities, Cards Series #3 Mother Productions, Atwood, CA 1992
Worsham, Roger Human Freaks and Oddities, Cards Series #4 Mother Productions, Atwood, CA 1992
Worsham, Roger Animal Freaks, Cards Series Mother Productions, Atwood, CA 1991
Worsham, Roger The Gathering [hardcover edition] Bizarre Bazaar Biz, Sparks, NV 2004
Worsham, Roger Human Freaks and Oddities, Cards Series #1 Mother Productions, Atwood, CA 1991
House of Deception Library: P. T. Barnum and the Dime Museum
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Adams, Bluford E Pluribus Barnum: The Great Showman And The Making Of U.S. Popular Culture Univ Of Minnesota Press, Minneapolis 1997
Andronik, Catherine M. Prince of Humbugs: A Life of P. T. Barnum Atheneum, New York 1994
Barnum, P. T. Life of P.T. Barnum Redfield, New York 1855
Barnum, P. T. The Life of P. T. Barnum: Written by Himself University of Illinois Press, Champaign 2000
Barnum, P. T. Humbugs of the World Kessinger, Whitefish, MT 2003
Barnum, P. T.; Bode, Carl (ed.) Struggles and Triumphs: Or, Forty Years' Recollections of P.T. Barnum Penguin, New York 1981
Barnum, P.T. (illustrated) P.T. Barnum's Big Picture Book Of The Humbugs Of The World, Vol 1 Whiz Bang, Key West, FL 2014
Bryan, J. The World's Greatest Showman: The Life of P.T. Barnum Random House, New York 1956
Cook, James W. (ed.) The Colossal P. T. Barnum Reader: Nothing Else Like It In The Universe University of Illinois Press, Champaign 2005
Dennett, Andrea Stulman Weird & Wonderful: The Dime Museum in America New York University Press 1997
Charles River Editors American Legends: The Life Of P.T. Barnum 2014
Fitzsimons, Raymund Barnum in London Bles, London 1969
Fleming, Candace The Great And Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life Of Showman P. T. Barnum Schwartz & Wade, New York 2009
Groh, Lynn P. T. Barnum Dell, New York 1980
Harris, Neil Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 1981
Harris, Neil Humbug: The Art of P. T. Barnum. Little Brown, Boston 1973
Kunhardt, Philip B. P. T. Barnum: America's Greatest Showman Knopf, New York 1995
Lehman, Eric D. Becoming Tom Thumb: Charles Stratton, P. T. Barnum, and the Dawn of American Celebrity Wesleyan University Press, Middletown, CT 2013
Root, Harvey W. The Unknown Barnum Harper, New York 1927
Saxon, Arthur H. P.T. Barnum: The Legend and the Man Columbia University Press, New York 1989
Saxon, Arthur H. Selected Letters of P. T. Barnum Columbia University Press, New York 1983
Wallace, Irving The Fabulous Showman: The Life and Times of P. T. Barnum Alfred A. Knopf, New York 1959
Ware, W. Porter P.T. Barnum Presents Jenny Lind : The American Tour Of The Swedish Nightingale Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge 1980
House of Deception Library: Wild West Show
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Cody, William Frederick The Life of Buffalo Bill: Or, the Life and Adventures of William F. Cody, As Told by Himself Narrative, Santa Barbara, CA 2001
Cody, William Frederick The Life of Hon. William F. Cody Known as Buffalo Bill: An Autobiography University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln 1978
Collings, Ellsworth The 101 Ranch University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK 1986
Delaney, Michelle Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: A Photographic History By Gertrude Kasebier Smithsonian, Washington, DC 2007
Enss, Chris Buffalo Gals: Women of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show Falcon, San Ramon, CA 2005
Farnum, Allen L. Pawnee Bill's Historic Wild West: A Photo Documentary of the 1900-1905 Show Tours Schiffer, Atglen, PA 1992
Fox, Charles Philip; Parkinson, Tom The Circus in America Hennessey & Ingalls, Santa Monica, CA 2002
Gallop, Alan Buffalo Bill's British Wild West Sutton, Gloucestershire, UK 2001
Havighurst, Walter Buffalo Bill's Great Wild West Show Random Library, New York 2000
Kasson, Joy S. Buffalo Bill's Wild West: Celebrity, Memory, and Popular History Hill and Wang, New York 2001
McMurtry, Larry The Colonel and Little Missie: Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley, and the Beginnings of Superstardom in America Simon & Schuster, New York 2005
McNenly, Linda Scarangella Native Performers in Wild West Shows: From Buffalo Bill to Euro Disney University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK 2012
Moses, L. G. Wild West Shows and the Images of American Indians, 1883-1933 University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM 1999
Reddin, Paul Wild West Shows University of Illinois Press, Champaign 1999
Russell, Don Wild West: A History of the Wild West Shows Univ of Texas Press, Austin, TX 1970
Wallis, Michael The Real Wild West: The 101 Ranch and the Creation of the American West St. Martin's Griffin, New York 2000
Warren, Louis S. Buffalo Bill's America: William Cody and the Wild West Show Knopf, New York 2005
Yost, Nellie Snyder Buffalo Bill: His Family, Friends, Fame, Failures and Fortunes Ohio University Press, Athens, OH 1980
House of Deception Library: History of the Medicine Show
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Agnew, Jeremy Entertainment In The Old West: Theater, Music, Circuses, Medicine Shows, Prizefighting and Other Popular Amusements McFarland, Jefferson, NC 2011
Anderson, Ann Snake Oil, Hustlers and Hambones McFarland, Jefferson, NC 2005
Armstrong, David; Armstrong, Elizabeth Metzger The Great American Medicine Show: Being an Illustrated History of Hucksters, Healers, Health Evangelists, and Heroes from Plymouth Rock to the Present Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1991
Fowler, Gene Mystic Healers & Medicine Shows: Blazing Trails to Wellness in the Old West and Beyond Ancient City, Sante Fe, NM 1997
Hoyt, Harlowe R. Town Hall Tonight [Chapter 5, "Fifty Cents a Bottle--For Man or Beast"] Bramhall House, New York 1955
McNamara, Brooks Step Right Up: An Illustrated History of the Medicine Show University Press of Mississippi, Jackson 1995
Stratton, Owen Tully Medicine Man University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, OK 1989
House of Deception Library: Sideshow Academic: Anatomy, Disability, Natural History, Criticism
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Adams, Rachel Sideshow U.S.A: Freaks and the American Cultural Imagination University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 2001
Bogdan, Robert Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 1990
Bondeson, Jan The Feejee Mermaid and Other Essays in Natural and Unnatural History Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 1999
Bondeson, Jan The Two-Headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY 2000
Bondeson, Jan A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities W.W. Norton, New York 1999
Buckland, Frances T. Curiosities of Natural History Beekman, New York 1975
Burns, Stanley A Morning's Work: Medical Photographs from the Burns Archive & Collection, 1843-1939 Twin Palms, Sante Fe NM 1998
Dance, Peter S. Animal Fakes & Frauds Sampson Low, London 1976
Dreger, Alice Domurat One of Us: Conjoined Twins and the Future of Normal Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2004
Dreger, Alice Domurat Hermaphrodites and the Medical Invention of Sex Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2000
Gonzalez-Crussi, Frank, M.D. Notes of an Anatomist Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA 1985
Gould, George M.; Pyle, Walter L. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine Bell, New York 1956
Kohne, Eckart; Ewigleben, Cornelia (eds.) Gladiators and Caesars: The Power of Spectacle in Ancient Rome University of California Press, Berkeley 2000
Leroi, Armand Marie Mutants: On Genetic Variety and the Human Body Viking, New York 2003
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters Chronicle, San Francisco 1997
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff; Gould, Stephen J. Finders, Keepers: Eight Collectors Norton, New York 1992
Scientific American Supplement Vol. 65 "Circus and Museum Freaks: Curiosities of Pathology" Munn, New York 1908
Skal, David J The Monster Show: A Cultural History of Horror Faber & Faber, London 2001
Thomson, Rosemarie Garland Extraordinary Bodies Columbia University Press, New York 1997
Thomson, Rosemarie Garland Freakery: Cultural Spectacles of the Extraordinary Body New York University Press, New York 1996
Wilson, Dudley Butler Signs and Portents: Monstrous Births from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment Routledge, New York 1993
Worden, Gretchen Mutter Museum: Of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia Blast, New York 2002
House of Deception Library: Sideshow Academic: Myths and Monsters
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Coleman, Loren Mysterious America: The Ultimate Guide To The Nation's Weirdest Wonders, Strangest Spots, And Creepiest Creatures Gallery, New York 2007
Coleman, Loren Bigfoot! : The True Story Of Apes In America Paraview, New York 2003
Coleman, Loren; Clark, Jerome Cryptozoology A To Z: The Encyclopedia Of Loch Monsters, Sasquatch, Chupacabras, And Other Authentic Mysteries Of Nature Simon & Schuster, New York 1999
Coleman, Loren; Huyghe, Patrick Field Guide To Lake Monsters, Sea Serpents, And Other Mystery Denizens Of The Deep Tarcher/Penguin, New York 2003
Fiedler, Leslie A Freaks: Myths and Images of the Secret Self Simon & Schuster, New York 1979
Friedman, John Block The Monstrous Races in Medieval Art and Thought Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY 2000
Godfrey, Linda S. American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America Tarcher/Penguin, New York 2014
Grant, John Monster Mysteries Chartwell, Secaucus, NJ 1993
Humphries, Barry Bizarre Bell, New York 1965
Kappler, Claude Monstres, démons, et merveilles à la fin du Moyen Age Payot 1980
Napier, John Russell Bigfoot Berkley Medallion, New York 1974
Napier, John Russell Bigfoot: The Yeti and Sasquatch in Myth and Reality E P Dutton, New York 1973
Niccoli, Ottavia; Lydia G. Cochrane (trans.) Prophecy and People in Rennaisance Italy Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ 1990
Pare, Ambroise; Pallister, Janis L. (trans.) On Monsters and Marvels University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 1995
Patterson, Roger Do Abominable Snowmen of America Really Exist? Franklin, Yakima, WA 1966
Purcell, Rosamond Wolff Special Cases: Natural Anomalies and Historical Monsters Chronicle, San Francisco 1997
Sanderson, Ivan T. Abominable Snowmen: Legend Come to Life Chilton, Philadelphia 1972
Thompson, C. J. S. Giants, Dwarfs and Other Oddities Citadel Trade, New York 1989
Thompson, C. J. S. Mystery and Lore of Monsters Barnes & Noble, New York 1994
Wilson, Dudley Butler Signs and Portents: Monstrous Births from the Middle Ages to the Age of Enlightenment Routledge, New York 1993
House of Deception Library: Carnival Games
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Bickernicks, Eric Beat Carnival Games author, Kindle 2012
Boles, Don The Midway Showman Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1967
Boles, Don The Compleat Pitchman Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1972
Brill, Aaron K. A. Brill's Bible of Building Plans and Collection of Much Information Useful to Showman, Carnie, Fairman, and Amusement Park Operator A. B. Enterprises, Peoria, IL 1976
Connor, J. Hal Stunts and Features for Carnivals Eldridge, Franklin, OH 1927
Fox, Theron How to Make Money With Carnival Games Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1980
Gowler, Danny Carnival Games - How They Work and How to Win author 1997
Gryczan, Matthew L. Carnival Secrets Zenith, Royal Oak MI 1988
Hester, Glenn Carnival Cop author, Glynn County, GA 2010
Margittay, Richard Carnival Games: The Perfect Crimes Xlibris, Bloomington, IN 2009
Margittay, Richard Carnival Games: $10,000,000,000 Hoodwink Racket: Organized Crime on American Midways Xlibris, Bloomington, IN 2011
Pachuta, Mike Carnival Game Secrets author, Kindle 2011
Richardson, Brian The Secrets of Amusement Park Games... Revealed! Silver Star, Houston
Scarne, John Scarne's Complete Guide to Gambling [Chapter 19, "Carnival, Fair, Bazaar, Arcade, and Amusement Park Games"] Simon & Schuster, New York 1961
Smith, Lindsay; Walstad, Bruce Keeping Carnies Honest: Police Officer's Field Guide to Carnival Game Inspections Street Smart Communications., Littleton, CO 1990
Sorrows, Gene Carnival Knowledge Sun, Atlanta, GA 1983
Sorrows, Gene All About Carnivals American Federation of Police, N. Miami, FL 1985
Swierczynski, Duane The Complete Idiot's Guide To Frauds, Scams, and Cons Alpha, New York 2002
Witter, Bret; Sharkey, Lorelei Carnival Undercover Plume, New York 2003
House of Deception Library: Freaks in Film
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Adrian, Werner Freaks: Cinema of the Bizarre Warner, New York 1976
Brett, Mary; Gould, Stevan Freaks of Sideshow and Film Schiffer, Atglen, PA 2015
Cox, Stephen Munchkins of Oz Cumberland House, Cumberland, TN 2002
Friedman, David A Youth in Babylon: Confessions of a Trash-Film King Prometheus, Buffalo, NY 1990
Harmetz, Aljean The Making of the Wizard of Oz Hyperion, New York 1998
Hunter, Jack Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film Creation, London 1998
Hunter, Jack Freak Babylon: An Illustrated History of Teratology & Freakshows Glitterbooks, London 2005
House of Deception Library: Sideshow History, Attractions, & Performers
Author Title Publisher Publication Year
Adams, Judith A. The American Amusement Park Industry: A History of Technology and Thrills Twayne, Boston 1991
Alden, William Livingstone Among the Freaks Longmans Green, London 1896
Altick, Richard D. The Shows of London: A Panoramic History of Exhibition, 1600-1862 Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 1978
American Heritage "The Fat Man and His Friends" in American Heritage, June, 1966 American Heritage, New York 1966
Audibert, Chris Biography of Frank William Gaskill [original manuscript] [unpublished] Audibert Amusement. New York 1989
Baldwin, Samri S. The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained author, New York 1895
Ballantine, Bill Wild Tigers and Tame Fleas Rinehart, New York 1958
Barnum Museum Shocked and Amazed: The World of the Sideshow Barnum Museum, Bridgeport, CT 1999
Berman, John S. Portraits of America: Coney Island Barnes & Noble, New York 2003
Blaine, David Mysterious Stranger Villard, New York 2002
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 E P Dutton, New York 2002
Bogdan, Robert Freak Show: Presenting Human Oddities for Amusement and Profit University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL 1990
Boles, Don Midway Magic Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1963
Bone, Howard Side Show: My Life With Geeks, Freaks & Vagabonds in the Carny Trade Sun Dog, Northville, MI 2001
Bradford, Verner Phillips; Blume, Harvey Ota Benga: The Pygmy in the Zoo St. Martin's, New York 1992
Braithwaite, David Fairground Architecture: The World of Amusement Parks, Carnivals and Fairs Praeger, New York 1968
Brett, Mary; Gould, Stevan Freaks of Sideshow and Film Schiffer, Atglen, PA 2015
Broome, Richard; Jackomos, Alick Sideshow Alley Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, Australia 1998
Carlyon, David Dan Rice: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of PublicAffairs, New York 2001
Carrington, Hereward Sideshow Tricks Explained Pinchpenny, Atlanta 1973
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show and Animal Tricks Sphinx, Kansas City 1913
Carrington, Hereward Hindu Magic Sphinx, Kansas City 1913
Carrington, Hereward Side-Show Tricks Explained (Little Blue Book 1279) Haldeman-Julius, Girard, KS no date
Cavin, Lee There Were Giants on the Earth! Seville Chronicle, Seville, OH 1970
Chemung County Historical Society The County Fair Carnival: Where the Midway Meets the Grange Chemung County Historical Society, Elmira, NY 1992
Chubbuck, Ted The Sound Of The Jenny Vantage, New York 1972
Clair, Colin Human Curiosities Abelard-Schuman, London 1968
Cook, James W. The Arts of Deception: Playing With Fraud in the Age of Barnum Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA 2001
Dadswell, Jack Hey There Sucker! Bruce Humphries, Boston 1946
Dance, Peter S. Animal Fakes & Frauds Sampson Low, London 1976
Darrah, William C. Cartes de Visite in Nineteenth Century Photography W.C. Darrah, Gettysburg, PA 1981
Davis, Janet M. The Circus Age: Culture and Society Under the American Big Top University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC 2002
Dennett, Andrea Stulman Weird & Wonderful: The Dime Museum in America New York University Press 1997
Denson, Charles Coney Island: Lost and Found Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, CA 2002
Drimmer, Frederick Very Special People: The Struggles, Loves and Triumphs of Human Oddities Amjon, New York 1973
Drimmer, Frederick Born Different: Amazing Stories of Very Special People Bantam Skylark, New York 1991
Dufour, Lou; Kirby, Irwin Fabulous Years: A Showman's Tales of Carnivals, World's Fairs, and Broadway Vantage, New York 1977
Fellner, Chris Freaks! No.1 author 1995
Fenton, Peter Eyeing the Flash Simon & Schuster, New York 2005
Fleming, Candace The Great And Only Barnum: The Tremendous, Stupendous Life Of Showman P. T. Barnum Schwartz & Wade, New York 2009
Fox, Charles Philip; Parkinson, Tom The Circus in America Hennessey & Ingalls, Santa Monica, CA 2002
Frega, Donnalee Women of Illusion: A Circus Family's History Palgrave/St. Martin's, New York 2001
Fried, Frederick; Fried, Mary America's Forgotten Folk Arts Pantheon, New York 1978
Friedman, David A Youth in Babylon: Confessions of a Trash-Film King Prometheus, Buffalo, NY 1990
Friedman, Drew Drew Friedman's Sideshow Freaks Blast Books, New York 2011
Frost, Linda Conjoined Twins In Black And White: The Lives of Millie-Christine McKoy and Daisy and Violet Hilton University of Wisconsin, Madison 2009
Gangi, Tony Carny Sideshows: Wierd Wonders of the Midway Citadel, New York 2010
Geyer, Celesta; Roen, Samuel Diet or Die: The Dolly Dimples Weight Reducing Plan Frederick Fell, New York 1968
Gibson, Gregory Hubert's Freaks: The Rare-Book Dealer, the Times Square Talker, and the Lost Photos Of Diane Arbus Mariner, Boston 2008
Gonzalez-Crussi, Frank, M.D. Notes of an Anatomist Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, San Diego, CA 1985
Goodrich, Samuel G. Curiosities of Human Nature: By the Author of Peter Parley's Tales Bradbury and Soden, Boston 1843
Gorham, Maurice Showmen and Suckers: An Excursion on the Crazy Fringe of the Entertainment World Percival Marshall, London 1951
Graham, Peter W.; Oehlschlaeger, Fritz H. Articulating the Elephant Man: Joseph Merrick and His Interpreters Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD 1992
Gregor, Jan T. Circus of the Scars Brennan Dalsgard, Seattle, WA 1998
Gresham, William Lindsay Monster Midway: An Uninhibited Look at the Glittering World of the Carny Rinehart, New York 1953
Gurney, Gene America in Wax Crown, New York 1977
Hahn, Emily Eve & the Apes Random House, New York 1988
Hall, Ward My Very Unusual Friends author, Gibsonton, FL 1991
Hall, Ward Struggles and Triumphs of a Modern Day Showman Carnival Publishers of Sarasota, FL 1981
Hartzman, Marc American Sideshow: An Encyclopedia of History's Most Wondrous and Curiously Strange Performers Tarcher/Penguin, New York 2005
Helfer, Ralph Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived Harper Perennial, New York 1998
Hill, J. Dee; Hollenbeck, Phil Freaks and Fire: The Underground Reinvention of Circus Soft Skull, Brooklyn 2004
Hoh, LaVahn G.; Rough, William H. Step Right Up! The Adventure of Circus in America Betterway, Whitehall, VA 1990
Holland, Charlie Strange Feats and Clever Turns Holland & Palmer, London 1998
Holtman, Jerry; Harry Lewiston Freak Show Man: The Autobiography of Harry Lewiston Holloway House, Los Angeles, CA 1968
Hornberger, Francine Carny Folk Citadel, New York 2005
Horsman, Paul The Fabulous World Of The Carnival Midway, Nashua, NH 2000
Howard, Martin Victorian Grotesque Jupiter, London 1977
Howell, Michael; Ford, Peter The True History of the Elephant Man Allison & Busby, London 2001
Hunter, Jack Inside Teradome: An Illustrated History of Freak Film Creation, London 1998
Hunter, Jack Freak Babylon: An Illustrated History of Teratology & Freakshows Glitterbooks, London 2005
Hunter, Kay Duet For a Lifetime: The Story of the Original Siamese Twins Coward-McCann, New York 1964
Hunter, Virginia Lee; Fenton, Peter Carny: Americana on the Midway Umbrage Editions, New York 2007
Immerso, Michael Coney Island: The People's Playground Rutgers University Press, Piscataway, NJ 2002
Jay, Ricky Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women Villard, New York 1986
Jay, Ricky Jay's Journal of Anomalies Quantuck Lane, New York 2001
Jay, Ricky Extraordinary Exhibitions Quantuck Lane, New York 2005
Jensen, Dean The Biggest, The Smallest, The Longest, The Shortest: A Chonicle of the American Circus From Its Heartland Wisconsin House, Madison, WI 1975
Johnson, Karl The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-of-Hand Artist Henry Holt, New York 2005
Kahn, Kenneth The Carny Kid: Survival of a Young Thief Pendant 2005
Kasson, John F. Amusing the Million: Coney Island at the Turn of the Century Hill and Wang, New York 1978
King, W. A. Jr. Rattling Yours...Snake King Springman-King, Brownsville, TX 1964
Knaebel, Nathaniel (ed) Step Right Up: Stories of Carnivals, Sideshows, and the Circus Carroll & Graf, New York 2004
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