FREAKS & SIDESHOWS

For fans of carnivals, circuses, sideshows, and human oddities.

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  1. SideShow

    SideShow: My Life with Geeks, Freaks And Vagabonds in the Carny Trade

    $12.95

    Howard Bone was a sideshow magician virtually his whole working life. Learn More
  2. Snake Oil

    Snake Oil: Life's Calculations, Misdirections, and Manipulations

    $12.95

    The gyp, hoodwink, shuck, sandbag: An artform that has been passed down through generations of hustlers, con men, and freaks. Learn More
  3. Step Right Up

    Step Right Up: Stories Of Carnivals, Sideshows, And The Circus

    $15.00

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    A one-of-a-kind anthology that captures the bizarre romance and mystery of the world's oldest and oddest traveling institution. Learn More
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    The Circus In Winter

    $13.00

    From 1884 to 1939, the Great Porter Circus made the unlikely choice to winter in an Indiana town called Lima, a place that feels as classic as Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, and as wondrous as a first trip to the Big Top. Learn More
  5. The Freakshow Murders

    The Freakshow Murders: And A Cat from Siam

    $14.95

    First published in 1943, THE FREAKSHOW MURDERS is a classic, but long-neglected, 9-chapter mystery novella by the king of twisted crime fiction, Fredric Brown. Learn More
  6. The Glorious Deception

    The Glorious Deception

    $16.95

    In a biography woven from equal parts enchantment and mystery, Jim Steinmeyer unveils the secrets behind the most enigmatic performer in the history of stage magic, Chung Ling Soo, the 'Marvelous Chinese Conjurer' - a magician whose daring made his contemporary Houdini seem like the boy next door. Learn More
  7. The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton

    The Lives And Loves of Daisy And Violet Hilton: A True Story of Conjoined Twins

    $19.95

    THE LIVES AND LOVES OF DAISY AND VIOLET HILTON follows the poignant life story of twin sisters who were literally joined at the hip, set against the tumultuous backdrop of America during the first half of the 20th century. Learn More
  8. The Magician And The Cardsharp

    The Magician And The Cardsharp: The Search For America's Greatest Sleight-Of-Hand Artist

    $16.00

    A famous magician's journey to find the greatest cardsharp ever evokes the forgotten world of magic where Americans found escape during the Great Depression. Learn More
  9. The Secret Life Of Houdini

    The Secret Life Of Houdini

    $18.00

    The Making Of America's First Superhero. Learn More
  10. The Two-Headed Boy and Other Medical Marvels

    The Two-Headed Boy and Other Medical Marvels

    $19.95

    A successor to his popular book A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, this new collection of essays by Jan Bondeson illustrates various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable individuals concerned, and social reactions to their extraordinary bodies. Learn More

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