Thursday, July 4, 2013

Wallendas and other circus stars

Nik Wallenda recently became the first person to high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon. Last year, he did it over Niagara Falls. What's next for this daredevil performance artist? 

We'll find out soon enough, but the book Circus! From Rome to Ringling, by Marian Murray (Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1956), can give you an idea of what Nik's ancestors and their fellow circus stars accomplished during their careers. 

We have a signed copy of that book in stock. Not signed by the author, but signed by many circus stars of yesteryear. See our listing here at Whiting Books for more information and enjoy the images below of autographs by the Flying Wallendas, Flying Malkos, Seven Ashtons, and more.

And for more books, including signed ones, about the circus, see our listings here.