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Author's Note: How P.T. Barnum Worked

Whether one believes that P.T. Barnum was a shameless promoter and hypocrite, we can at least sympathize with his human desire to be well liked. It is perhaps this desire that drove him to the entertainment business, where he could make people happy (even if by deceiving them). It was also this desire that probably drove him to become a statesman later in life, a role that allowed him to make a difference and improve people's lives — but also atone for his unscrupulous business practices.

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