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Daniel P. Mannix (October 27, 1911-January 29, 1997), born Daniel Pratt Mannix IV, was a Pennsylvania-born author and journalist whose best-known work is the 1967 novel The Fox and the Hound which was later adapted into an animated film by Walt Disney Productions.

His work ranged through animal stories for children, books about hunting, and sensational adult topics (which have given him a cult readership) such as Aleister Crowley, a sympathetic account of carnival people and sideshow freaks, the Hellfire Club, the history of torture, and the Roman Games.

According to Martin M Winkler's book, Gladiator: Film and History, Mannix's 1958 non-fiction book Those about to Die (republished in 2001 as The Way of the Gladiator) was the inspiration for David Franzoni's screenplay for the movie Gladiator.

Mannix's varied career included time spent as a sword swallower and fire eater in a carnival sideshow, as described in his account Step Right Up (aka Memoirs of a Sword Swallower); a professional hunter; and a collector of wildlife for zoos and circuses. Mannix was also a skilled stage magician, magic historian, and collector of illusions and apparatus.

He served as a naval lieutenant with the Photo-Science Laboratory in Washington, D.C. during World War II. He co-founded the Munchkin Convention of the International Wizard of Oz Club.

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Total Books: 26
Breve Historia de los Gladiadores Descubra la historia real de los legendarios y sanguinarios Gladiadores Romanos
The History of Torture
2003 - The History of Torture [Sutton History Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780750932714
ISBN-10: 0750932716
Genres: History, Nonfiction, Law, Engineering & Transportation
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

The Hellfire Club
2001 - The Hellfire Club (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743413152
ISBN-10: 0743413156
Genres: History, Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 2.8/5 Stars.

The Way of the Gladiator
2001 - The Way of the Gladiator (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781596870772
ISBN-10: 159687077X
Genre: History

Freaks We Who Are Not As Others
2000 - Freaks We Who Are Not As Others (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780965104258
ISBN-10: 0965104257
Genre: Nonfiction
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Memoirs of a Sword Swallower
1996 - Memoirs of a Sword Swallower (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780965046954
ISBN-10: 0965046958
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs

The Wolves of Paris
1983 - The Wolves of Paris (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380475551
ISBN-10: 0380475553
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

Wolves of Paris
1979 - Wolves of Paris (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780450041068
ISBN-10: 0450041069
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Hellfire Club
1978 - Hellfire Club (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780450040962
ISBN-10: 0450040968

Black Cargoes
1977 - Black Cargoes (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780140042535
ISBN-10: 0140042539
Genre: History

We Who Not As Others
1976 - We Who Not As Others (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671804763
ISBN-10: 0671804766

Those About to Die
1974 - Those About to Die (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780345242402
ISBN-10: 0345242408
Genre: History

Black Cargoes 2
1962 - Black Cargoes 2 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780670171248
ISBN-10: 0670171247

Black Cargoes A History of the Atlantic Slave Trade
1962 - Black Cargoes a History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780670001743
ISBN-10: 0670001740
Genre: History

The Wolves of Paris A Novel
The Wolves of Paris a Novel (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525235873
ISBN-10: 0525235876
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.