Award winning author
Richard Alexis Georgian's book is both very well researched and rewarding to read. By shining the light on his own family, he has helped to enlighten legions of readers (and Circus Historians) who otherwise may never have learned about the culture both of American tent shows in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and the Cossack riders who performed in them.
—The Stuart Thayer Prize Committee
Maureen Brunsdale, Special Collections & Rare Books Librarian,
Milner Library, Illinois State University
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Mr. Georgian is available to present various programs on Wild West Shows and on Writing based on his sixteen years of research and writing experiences. See Lecture Series under Author (above).
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Book Index and extracts
Includes: over 400 pages of text, 42 photographs, 550 source notes, and indexing.
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About The Author:
Richard A. Georgian was raised in St. Louis. He attended public, private and British Missionary schools. He graduated Cum Laude from University of Maryland, College Park. His youth was spent in the USA and India. His first 22 year career was in U.S.Navy communications. He spent 10 years in corporate America as a Senior Systems Analyst and Instructor. His present career has included researching the lives of Georgians in America’s Wild West Shows, and the early American communist party. He resides in Lehigh Acres, Florida, and was for three years president of the Gulf Coast Writers Association.
You are entering the fascinating world of American Wild West Tent Shows from 1892 to 1917; a history of over thirty different tent shows as seen from the view of Georgian men and women, who rode under the title of "Russian Cossacks" a depiction that they felt was a curse.
My research for Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill is more extensive than can be covered in a single volume. The resources section contains valuable additional information. There is a dictionary of tent show terms from the period, a list of the show routes across the United States and Europe, and all the known Georgian men and women, Indians and others lost to history. For the circus enthusiasts, you will discover scarcely seen documents.
I have extensive historical records supporting Cossacks, Indians and Buffalo Bill that you may request by contacting me.
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