is about James Newsome, born on June 4th 1824. He started out as an
apprentice at Astley's Amphitheatre in London, under William Batty,
and became one of the leading equestrians and horse-breakers of the
day. He then started out in partnership with other circus
performers, later starting out on his own, building over 60 wooden
circuses which held 2,000 to 3,000 people all over the country. For
40 years, Newsome's Grand Circus was known throughout the country as
one of the good circuses with good acts. This book is the full story
of James Newsome and his grand circus.
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