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The Resource Queen of the air : a true story of love and tragedy at the circus, Dean Jensen

Queen of the air : a true story of love and tragedy at the circus, Dean Jensen

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Queen of the air : a true story of love and tragedy at the circus
Title
Queen of the air
Title remainder
a true story of love and tragedy at the circus
Statement of responsibility
Dean Jensen
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Queen of the Air brings the circus world to life through the story of trapeze artist and circus performer Leitzel, the most famous woman in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Like some of today's stars, she was known to her vast public by just one name. Born into Dickensian circumstances, Leitzel became a princess and then a queen. At just four-foot-ten and less than 100 pounds, she was the biggest star ever of the biggest circus ever, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey. Leitzel had many suitors (and three husbands), but only one man ever fully captured her heart: Alfredo Codona, the greatest trapeze flyer that had ever lived, the only performer of his time to execute the deadliest of all big-top feats, The Triple--which took the lives of more daredevils than any other circus stunt. When Leitzel and Alfredo died, each tragically, the heyday of the Big Top came to an end.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.3/4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1811.L424
LC item number
J46 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Queen of the air : a true story of love and tragedy at the circus, Dean Jensen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn794176333
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780307986566
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012018066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o794176333
  • (OCoLC)794176333
  • (Sirsi) b1392445x
Label
Queen of the air : a true story of love and tragedy at the circus, Dean Jensen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn794176333
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
327 pages
Isbn
9780307986566
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2012018066
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o794176333
  • (OCoLC)794176333
  • (Sirsi) b1392445x

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