5. The Final Confessions of Mabel Stark, Robert Hough
Mabel Stark was a real life star of the Ringling Brothers Circus. She trained tigers for the circus and ruled the center ring. Other than the record of five marriages, little is known about this remarkable woman. Working with a few sketchy facts, Robert Hough creates an “autobiography” of Mabel from her early life to top-of-the-world fame. It’s a window on circus life of the 1920s.