"Learned Pig and Fireproof Women", "Cards as Weapons"; and, editor of "Many Mysteries Unraveled or Conjuring Literature in America 1786-1876."
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Serious scholar of unusual performances and the author of 'Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women' which chronicles the bizarre performers found in circuses, sideshows, and other odd places - a copy of which appears prominently amongst Stanley's volumes on a table in Magnolia
(1999). Also the author of 'Extraordinary Exhibitions', 'Dice: Deception, Fate & Rotten Luck', 'Jay's Journal of Anomalies', and '...