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The Greatest Show on Earth by Richard Dawkins Summary

"Charles Darwin's masterpiece, On the Origin of Species, shook society to its core on publication in 1859. Darwin was only too aware of the storm his theory of evolution would provoke. But he would surely have raised an incredulous eyebrow at the controversy still raging a century and a half later. Evolution is accepted as a scientific fact by all reputable scientists and indeed theologians, yet millions of people continue to question its veracity ..."--Publisher description.

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Daniel Buck Summary

In this black comedy, the spotlight shines upon those who love it most: the self-obsessed, self-help culture and the media that generates hysteria for the sake of entertainment, bringing the cults of victimhood and celebrity together. Nothing is sacred in the network competitions for the next big hit, and in their treatment of newsworthy events, the line between truth and fiction doesn't matter as much as the almighty dollar. Satire, it has been said, is not possible in America because everything eventually comes true. Tragedy, you might say, is both cheapened and still to come when the media gets involved. The Greatest Show on Earth is a timely commentary about the media frenzy surrounding allegations of sex abuse and the popular mania for Reality TV. -Kirkus Discoveries Quote America's cult of psychotherapy combines with its cult of celebrity to create a monster in this amusing.satire. Debut novelist Buck isn't afraid to use a sledgehammer to drive home his satirical points. Does psychotherapy infantilize women? You bet-just look at Meme playing with stuffed animals and wearing a diaper! Still, Buck has a vigorous comic imagination and a biting wit, especially when he treats his characters as people instead of cartoon figures. An over-the-top but funny attack on some meaty targets.

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The Greatest Show on Earth by H.K. Bansal Summary

THE Story is billion years old, Created by the Greatest Show Master known as God..... GOD created the world for his own charm with atmosphere cold and warm..... YOU will find top stars of the world with glory. In the leading roles with performance fine. THE Creater Himself, His son and His friends in roles divine By the names Lord Rama, Lord Krishna, The Buddha, Lord Christ, Prophet Muhammad, Guru Nanak Dev, Swamy Vivekananda and many many more.

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Jerry Pinto Summary

‘Hindi films go deep into us. They allow us to play a number of roles...They offer us a vocabulary for the moments that are too deep—or sometimes too improbable—for language.’ Bollywood rules our lives: it entertains us, gives us dreams, fills us with longing, makes us laugh. It is glorious and it is absurd. The Greatest Show on Earth celebrates all that is fascinating about Hindi cinema. Writers and industry insiders like Saadat Hasan Manto, Salman Rushdie, Bhisham Sahni, R.K. Narayan, Ismat Chughtai, Suketu Mehta, Shobhaa Dé, Dev Anand, Dada Kondke and Manna Dey write about superstars and strugglers, filmmakers and playback singers, on-screen kisses and off-screen romance, the casting couch and censorship. Compiled and edited by one of India’s most perceptive and entertaining commentators on the Hindi film industry, this eclectic, wide-ranging anthology will inform and delight everyone with an interest in Indian cinema and popular culture.

Mahakumbh, the Greatest Show on Earth

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Mahakumbh, the Greatest Show on Earth by J. S. Mishra Summary

It Is About Mahakumbh-2001 At Allhabad. Presents Mahakumbh In Its Totality Details Of Management Aspects-Highlights The Lessons Learnt From The Successful Execution Of This Mega Event-Suggests Strategies To Effectively Manage Such Mega Events In Future. Well Illustrated. Has 12 Chapters.

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The Greatest Show on Earth by John Prater Summary

Everyone in Harry's family is a star performer in the circus, everyone that is except Harry. Harry can't do anything extraordinary himself. At least, that's what he thinks....John Prater's exuberantly illustrated story reveals that we all have talent -- if we look for it.

China's Change: The Greatest Show On Earth

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China's Change: The Greatest Show On Earth by Peyman Hugh Summary

China's Change injects timely, original ideas into the world's most important, if confused, debate over how to manage the twin challenges of anaemic economic growth and accelerating global disruption. Change is the cry from the US to Europe, Asia to Australasia. The snag is the West has no playbook to help. China however, to regain control of its future, has regularly reinvented itself by understanding change's nature through traditional philosophy. This book argues it is time to "Look to China" but stresses China's approach to managing change only supplies the process not individual policies: the how not the what. Policies have to be created locally. In managing change, traditional thought is China's X-Factor, the key to China's record-breaking economic transformation. To grasp this, China's Change provides an understanding of China's past, present and future through its philosophy, history, economics, business, politics, prospects and impact in a way that no other book has done. Two big global questions are answered. Can other countries, firms and individuals find paths out of their dim twilight by adapting China's change process? Can China continue to create one-third of world growth, more than the US, EU and Japan combined, to help cure the last decade's global economic malaise? China's roadmap for change enables anyone to navigate growing global disruption. Ironically China's process is built on such ignored-in-the-West ideas as long-term thinking, clear priorities, gradualism and non-ideological pragmatism that earlier powered two centuries of Western economic dominance. If the West and rest of Asia learn from China to manage change, the next global surprise could be another turning of the tables. There is no end to history, only more turns of the wheel: for now China's Change is again the Greatest Show on Earth. Contents: China and an Increasingly Disrupted World Change, the Chinese Principle and the Greatest Show on Earth History, Philosophy, Strategy and Governance 20 Essential Ideas for Life, Family, Business and Government Pivots of Change Managing Change: China's X-Factor The Overseas Connection Wen's Xun and Wenzhou Theatre Battling within the Party for Change Why Many Misunderstand China Why China's Economy is Misunderstood Economic Change: The Difference is Night and Day Four Strong Overlooked Pillars Ghosts, Nightmares, Middle-Income Trap and Reality Finding the Morning Sun to Avoid a Chaotic Era Readership: General public interested in the social, political, economic and financial development of China as well as world affairs. Keywords: China;China's Change;China's Economics;China's Business;China's Finance;Globalization;Disruption;Culture Wars;Post-BrexitReview: "Through the extraordinary array of people he has known and met over 40-years, Hugh Peyman tells the story of today's China in a way that has never been done before." Tony Hall BBC Director-General "It is rare for a foreigner to understand China from the ground up. Hugh's advantage is that he got to understand China's diaspora before working in China, going through the numbers at the ground level and meeting people engaged in both business and officialdom" Andrew Sheng Former Chief Adviser to the China Banking Regulatory Commission Head of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission and author of From Asian to Global Financial Crisis "Every time you hear the negative alarm about China, reach for China's Change."

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The Greatest Show on Earth by S. A. Spencer Summary

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Andrew Downie Summary

The 1970 World Cup is widely regarded as the greatest ever staged, with more goals scored per game than any tournament since. But more than just the proliferation of goals was the quality of the overall football, as some of the greatest teams ever to represent the likes of Argentina, West Germany, Uruguay and England came together for a tilt at the world title. But at the heart of the tournament were Brazil; led by Carlos Alberto and featuring players such as Pelé, Gérson, Jairzinho, Rivellino and Tostão, the 1970 Seleção are often cited as the greatest-ever World Cup team. Using brand new interviews alongside painstaking archival research, Andrew Downie charts each stage of the World Cup, telling the remarkable story of the tournament in the players’ own words. The result is an immediate, insightful and compelling narrative that paints an utterly unique portrait of an extraordinary few weeks when football hit peaks it has seldom even neared in the years before or since.

The Not-So-Greatest Show on Earth

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The Not-So-Greatest Show on Earth by Kerri Lane Summary

All students will love this humorous adventure book, where they are the main character in the story -- making all the choices! Engaging visuals with strong narrative writing, vivid settings and multiple complications and endings make this series ideal for guided or independent reading! Ages 8+

Live Aid

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Alasdair Hutton Summary

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is one of the greatest shows on earth. Around 220,000 people attend each year. It is seen on TV by a further 100 million. Alasdair Hutton is the Voice of the Tattoo. This book is the story of the Tattoo, told by the Narrator and prefaced by a short history of tattoos pre-Edinburgh and a history of the Tattoo pre-Alasdair. With an ever-changing cast of over 1,000 performers, each year's show is unique. Some elements remain unchanged - the spine-tingling Lone Piper playing on the Castle ramparts, the cacophony of sound that is the closing massed pipes and drums, the welcoming voice of Alasdair Hutton as you arrive. Ladies and gentlemen, take your seats, the Greatest Show on Earth is about to begin. For the last 25 years, Alasdair Hutton has told our story to each of our audiences since he started in 1992 - a total live audience of over 5 million people. Not only has he been behind the microphone without fail, in Edinburgh and when we have taken the show abroad, but he has also researched and written the script. Alasdair's most precious talents are his voice, his sense of timing and his feel for occasion. Alasdair Hutton is above all one of life's great gentlemen. Not only is he impeccably polite but he has great charisma, values and a wonderful sense of purpose. This book, which is Alasdair's own story - only a small part of it! - gives a sense of the huge contribution he has made to the remarkable institution of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. From the foreword by brigadier David Allfrey

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Rachael O. Phillips Summary

“Welcome to our circus. . .” Lauren Pellegrino, the widow of a too-daring Hollywood stuntman, hopes for a quiet, safe life with her twin sons in Peru, Indiana—far away from her late husband’s legacy and his wealthy, manipulative mother. Instead, she and her boys discover the unexpected amidst the Midwestern corn and soybean fields: a circus, in which Peru’s children and teens star in precarious unicycle, trapeze, and high wire acts. With great reluctance, Lauren permits her eager twins to participate. But even the juggling Lauren prefers proves less safe than she imagined for her boys—and herself—when they learn the art from Kyle Hammond, a farmer/juggler who is not afraid of love. Lauren has welcomed the challenge of a new life, but will she protect her children and herself by choosing the safest path? Or will she welcome the risk of new love?

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Katherine Leiner Summary

In Matthew's continuing adventures he follows clues left by his grandfather which lead him to two of his grandfather's friends: a famous bareback rider and a famous clown.

Funnymen: Life and Times on the Greatest Show on Earth

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The Greatest Show on Earth by Charles River Charles River Editors Summary

*Includes pictures. *Highlights Barnum's entertainment career and transition into the circus. *Includes a bibliography for further reading. "We bring you the circus - that Pied Piper whose magic tunes lead children of all ages into a tinseled and spun-candied world of reckless beauty and mounting laughter; whirling thrills; of rhythm, excitement and grace; of daring, enflaring and dance; of high-stepping horses and high-flying stars. But behind all this, the circus is a massive machine whose very life depends on discipline, motion and speed - a mechanized army on wheels that rolls over any obstacle in its path - that meets calamity again and again, but always comes up smiling - a place where disaster and tragedy stalk the Big Top, haunts the back yard, and rides the circus train - where Death is constantly watching for one frayed rope, one weak link, or one trace of fear. A fierce, primitive fighting force that smashes relentlessly forward against impossible odds: That is the circus - and this is the story of the biggest of the Big Tops - and of the men and women who fight to make it." - Opening remarks from the film The Greatest Show On Earth!, a drama set in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Americans have loved traveling circuses for generations, and none represent the country's love for entertainment quite like the most famous of them all, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. The five brothers who started a circus in Wisconsin, as well as P.T. Barnum, have had their names become synonymous with the circus, so it's only fitting that the manner in which these men entered the business and the merging of their traveling circuses together also make for great stories. Circus promoters have long been viewed as somewhat shady hucksters, but none could top P.T. Barnum, who used a blend of traditional circus entertainment, freak show exhibits, and outright hoaxes to create "The Greatest Show on Earth". Barnum introduced America to Jumbo the Elephant, one of the most legendary acts in the history of the circus, as well as "exhibits" like Joice Heth, an elderly African American woman Barnum advertised as a 161 year old who nursed George Washington. He also notoriously perpetrated hoaxes with General Tom Thumb and claimed to have a live mermaid, so it's no surprise that Barnum is often apocryphally quoted as saying, "There's a sucker born every minute." While he didn't actually say that, he said something similar: "Nobody ever lost a dollar by underestimating the taste of the American public." Around the same time that Barnum was operating the Barnum & Bailey's circus, the Ringling Brothers were engaging in more traditional circus activities in Wisconsin. As their traveling circus became better known in the late 1880s, it was advertised as the "Ringling Brothers United Monster Shows, Great Double Circus, Royal European Menagerie, Museum, Caravan, and Congress of Trained Animals". The Ringling Brothers were eventually successful enough that they were able to buy Barnum's circus after Barnum had already died, and they merged the traveling circuses together in 1919. The Greatest Show on Earth: The History of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus examines the origins of the famous circuses, the background of the important individuals involved, and their merger into the most famous circus of all. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about "The Greatest Show on Earth" like never before, in no time at all.

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The Greatest Show Off Earth by Robert Rankin Summary

"Raymond's had a rough couple of days. Snatched from his allotment by a flying starfish from Uranus and sold as a delicacy in a Venusian food market, it seems like his luck has changed when he is rescued by the travelling circus. But then this isn't an ordinary circus."

Trump

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The essential book to understanding Donald Trump as a businessman and leader—and how the biggest deal of his life went down. Now, Barrett's classic book is back in print for the first time in years and with an introduction about Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump claims that his success as a “self-made” businessman and real estate developer proves that he will make an effective president, but this devastating investigative account by legendary reporter Wayne Barrett proves otherwise. Back in print for the first time in years, Barrett’s seminal book reveals how Trump put together the biggest deal of his life—Trump Tower—through manipulation and deceit; how he worked with questionable characters from the mafia and city politics; and how it all nearly came crashing down. Here is a vivid and inglorious portrait of the man who wants now to be the most powerful man in the world. In Trump: The Greatest Show in the World—The Deals, the Downfall, the Reinvention, Barrett unravels the myth and reveals the truth behind the mogul’s wheelings and dealings. After decades covering him, few reporters know Trump as Barrett does. Instead of the canny businessman that Trump claims in his own books, Barrett explores how Trump exploited his father’s banking and political connections to finance and grease his first major deals. Barrett’s investigative biography takes us from the days of Donald’s lonely youth to his brash entry into the real estate market, and to the back room deals behind his New York, Atlantic City and Florida projects. Most compellingly Barrett paints an intimate portrait of Trump himself, a man driven by bravado, obsessive self-regard, and an anxious ruthlessness to subdue his rivals and seduce anyone with the power to aid his empire. We see him head to head with an opponent as powerful as Pete Rozelle, ingratiating himself with the brooding governor on the Hudson, and fueling the Drexel engine driven by Michael Milken with hundreds of millions in fees—paid, ironically, by gaming companies to fend off Trump takeovers. We explore his complicated emotional and business relationship with his first wife, Ivana, and the use he planned to make of his mistress—and later, his second wife—Marla Maples as a “southern strategy” in his then contemplated presidential campaign. With interviews with scores of adversaries and former colleagues, we are given a privileged look at Trump the businessman in action—reckless as often as he is brilliant, reliant on threats as much as on charm, and ultimately a cautionary tale: is this the man we want to lead the world? PRAISE FOR TRUMP: “Trump is a withering portrait of the most self-mythologized and promoted businessman of our era, an exhaustively researched and long-overdue antidote to Trump’s own books. It is a penetrating portrait of the age that spawned him and the many who aided and abetted his rise. Trump seems destined to be the definitive account of how Trump got ahead and why he fell. It is a sad story, with important lessons for us all.” —James B. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Den of Thieves “Donald Trump surprises us again. Wayne Barrett’s Trump is a fresh, detailed, and vivid account of the tangled connections of money, politics, and power in our times.” —Nicholas Pileggi, author of Wiseguy