10 Circus Acts That Have Withstood the Test of Time

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Author's Note: "10 Circus Acts That Have Withstood the Test of Time"

While circuses leave some people a little squeamish (the treatment of animals and performers chief among the reasons), the history of the circus can fascinate even the most dedicated circus-cynic. From sideshows to stunts, George Speaight's fantastic book "A History of the Circus" is a great read for learning about how the modern circus took off in Britain and America.

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