The Last of the Wallendas
by Delilah Wallenda and Nan DeVincentis-Hayes
The Last of the Wallendas is Delilah Wallenda's personal, colorful and poignant story of circus life, her eccentric grandfather Karl and a family racked by headline tragedies. She brings us behind closed doors to see the Wallendas' fights, affairs, divorces, bigamy, suicides and insanity throughout the years.
Delilah Wallenda tells the inside story of how Karl created and performed the dangerous seven-person human pyramid, then lived with the highwire tragedy that left his adopted son permanently paralyzed and his son-in-law and nephew dead. She reveals how Karl's death and its consequences affected her whole family and her own ongoing fight to save the circus.
"Thrilling moments... a strong read."
— Kirkus Reviews
"Well-written and intriguing."
— [Maryland] Daily Times
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 254 pages
LC# 92-60564, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-116-4 (hc), $22.95
ISBN-13: 978-0-88282-367-6 (pb)
ISBN: 0-88282-367-1 (pb), $14.95