Four White Horses and a Brass Band: True Confessions from the World of Medicine Shows, Pitchmen, Chumps, Suckers, Fixers, and Shills
ISBN: 1627310835
EAN13: 9781627310833
Language: English
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
First published in 1947--a harrowing tale of a teenage opium addict traveling from town to town selling useless tonics while dodging the law and escaping from her Svengali-like husband. This lost classic now offers an extensive Afterword on the history of the patent medicine trade and evolution of the lure of miracle cures and healers.lers.

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