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By John Stewart

Arthur Barnes--"The a hundred Somersault Man"--was the world's maximum acrobat, a legend of the circus. He toured for 23 years with the most important businesses in Britain, Europe and the USA, appearing for the entire topped heads, in addition to for Abraham Lincoln. This e-book lines his tale as a vibrant thread of triumphs and tragedies operating during the tapestry of the mid-Victorian period, a tapestry made wealthy through notable occasions of the day and via the eccentric characters drawn to this type of occupation because the circus. We persist with Barnes as he escapes the doom of the iron foundry via bounding out of the determined slums of the East finish of London on the age of 14 to develop into the "champion vaulter of all of the world."

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