The Greatest Vendetta On Earth – Part II

from the more-twists-and-turns dept

Yesterday I posted the link to Salon’s story about how Ringling Bros. circus built a huge conspiracy to prevent a writer from writing a book about them. While yesterday’s story was mostly giving all of the background and introducing all of the players, part II explains what they actually did to the writer. The circus actually hired someone to befriend her, and become her “book packager”. This guy would report back on all of his conversations with the writer, and tried to steer her away from writing about the circus. He also got the circus to fund two other books she wrote (to keep her busy writing non-circus focused books) – which weren’t given much of a chance to sell. The combination of both of these stories makes for a fascinating read – and the lawsuit about all this hasn’t even gotten going yet.

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