"Step right up for a visit to the American Circus! There could be no finer guide than David Lewis Hammarstrom ... His passion for sawdust and spangles bubbles from every line but - a rarity among circus writers - he's as quick to point out the rubbish and rip-offs as the wonderful"
-- THE STAGE, London
"Fascinating! ... Something we need in these changing times more than anything else."
-- PLANET CIRCUS, Germany
"Bold and ambitious ... Timely and provocative! ... It is difficult to disagree with most of his views."
-- CIRCUS REPORT, USA
"Once in the audience, how can viewers evaluate what they see? ... A concise guide ... Hammarstrom's memories are vivid, and his enthusiasm is infectious"
AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION
"I eagerly read this book - as a circus arts performer and instructor I found it entertaining, and as an academic educator I found it very useful ... strikes a fun balance between history and gossip, critical guide and personal insights into the diversity that is the world of the modern circus show."
-- ELSIE SMITH
NEW ENGLAND CENTER FOR CIRCUS ARTS
"A thought-provoking book... how circus, particularly American circus, has changed and developed over the past 50 to 60 years, this book is packed with information and opinion."
-- KING POLE, UK
“Penetrating ... Informative ... Takes us out of our comfort zones.”
– THE WHITE TOPS
"Roll up, while you still can, to the greatest show on earth! 'fresh, alive, magical and compelling.' Along with the author of this fine volume, I urge you to buy tickets for the world of sawdust and spangles before it's too late and circuses go the way of steam trains."
-- THE DAILY MAIL, London
"Pay Attention! ... A good show!... This engaging study functions as a sort of everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-the-circus-business-today-but-were-too-mildly-nostalgic- to-ask."
-- SPECTACLE, USA
"His appraisals of changing circus trends under American big top apply to the world circus scene absolutely."
-- CIRCUS ARCHIVE, Germany
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