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But it's hard when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you.

Author: Matt Edmondson


ISBN: 1684640253


Page: 48

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A showstopping quirky gift book for budding magicians, filled with mind-blowing removable magic tricks. Prepare to be amazed!Elliot is crazy about magic. It's all he talks about, all he thinks about, and even all he dreams about! And it's not surprising, because magic is in Elliot's blood. His great-grandfather had once been known as The Greatest Magician in the World and Elliot is desperate to follow in his footsteps. But it's hard when the only magic book in the library is missing half its pages, and there's no one around to teach you. But all that's about to change, when Elliot discovers a long-lost letter from his great-grandfather and embarks on a magical adventure that could change his life forever!Be bamboozled by the Mind-Reading Underpants Trick, or wowed with the Disappearing Object Trick! Written by former professional magician Matt Edmondson, The Greatest Magician in the World is an incredible interactive novelty gift book featuring a brilliantly witty and exciting quest story, a cast of personality-packed magicians and everything you need to perform seven jaw-dropping magic tricks. Abracadabra!
2020-06 By Matt Edmondson

Here is the seminal biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston, a man who surpassed Houdini in the eyes of showmen and fans and set the standard fro how stage magic is performed today.

Author: Jim Steinmeyer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101486341

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

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Here is the seminal biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston, a man who surpassed Houdini in the eyes of showmen and fans and set the standard fro how stage magic is performed today. Everyone knows Houdini-but who was Thurston? In this rich, vivid biography of the "greatest magician in the world," celebrated historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer captures the career and controversies of the wonder-worker extraordinaire, Howard Thurston. The public's fickleness over magicians has left Thurston all but forgotten today. Yet Steinmeyer shows how his story is one of the most remarkable in show business. During his life, from 1869 to 1936, Thurston successfully navigated the most dramatic changes in entertainment-from street performances to sideshows to wagon tours through America's still-wild West to stage magic amid the glitter of grand theaters. Thurston became one of America's most renowned vaudeville stars, boldly performing an act with just a handful of playing cards, and then had the foresight to leave vaudeville, expanding his show into an extravaganza with more than forty tons of apparatusand costumes. His touring production was an American institution for nearly thirty years, and Thurston earned a brand name equal to Ziegfeld or Ringling Brothers. Steinmeyer explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century- a contest that Thurston won. He won with a bigger show, a more successful reputation, and the title of America's greatest magician. In The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Thurston's magic show is revealed as the one that animates our collective memories.
2011-02-03 By Jim Steinmeyer

I can do that, and I can do it better than anybody today or anybody who has ever
lived. ... “You know of course that we asked you to make this film simply because
you are the greatest magician in the world— the greatest magician of all time, ...

Author: Robertson Davies

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505525

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Hailed by the Washington Post Book World as "a modern classic," Robertson Davies’s acclaimed Deptford Trilogy is a glittering, fantastical, cunningly contrived series of novels, around which a mysterious death is woven. World of Wonders—the third book in the series after The Manticore—follows the story of Magnus Eisengrim—the most illustrious magician of his age—who is spirited away from his home by a member of a traveling sideshow, the Wanless World of Wonders. After honing his skills and becoming better known, Magnus unfurls his life’s courageous and adventurous tale in this third and final volume of a spectacular, soaring work. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
2006-02-28 By Robertson Davies

We have it from Trogus Pompeius that this said Zoroaster was the greatest
magician in the world , “ Rex Bactrianorum Zoroaster qui primus dicitur artes
Magicas invenisse , " and Plato tells us that all the Princes of Persia were
magicians ...

Author: Benjamin Charles Jones


ISBN: OXFORD:600027161



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Here is evidence from Harlan Tarbell, one of the greatest conjurers of the
twentieth century: What magical showmanship ... And Tilden, in his mastery of
showmanship, put his effects over as though he were the greatest magician in the

Author: Henning Nelms

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486136783

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 322

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Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants.
2012-04-30 By Henning Nelms

Describes how a variety of magic tricks are performed by leading magicians, including Doug Henning, the Amazing Kreskin, Harry Houdini, Siegfried & Roy, and Mark Wilson.

Author: Herbert L. Becker


ISBN: 0811908224

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Describes how a variety of magic tricks are performed by leading magicians, including Doug Henning, the Amazing Kreskin, Harry Houdini, Siegfried & Roy, and Mark Wilson.

... Academy of Magical Arts as performing magicians—only we are billing
ourselves as the world's first neuromagicians. ... magicians sitting in the dark
before us—including Shoot Ogawa, the most famous Asian magician in the world
, and ...

Author: Sandra Blakeslee

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 9781847652959

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you're using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Leading neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world to explain how the magician's art sheds light on consciousness, memory, attention, and belief. As the founders of the new discipline of NeuroMagic, they combine cutting-edge scientific research with startling insights into the tricks of the magic trade. By understanding how magic manipulates the processes in our brains, we can better understand how we work - in fields from law and education to marketing, health and psychology - for good and for ill.
2011-02-03 By Sandra Blakeslee

His advertising notices called Kellar “The greatest Magician in the world; who has
mystified and astonished the people of all nations.” For a quarter, theatergoers
could buy his book, which contained his secrets for fast arithmetic calculations as

Author: Gail Jarrow

Publisher: Boyds Mills Press

ISBN: 9781629791708

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Presenting the amazing Harry Kellar! The first magician to receive international fame! The most well-known illusionist at the turn of the twentieth century! The model for the Wizard of Oz! Author Gail Jarrow follows Kellar from a magician's assistant traveling and performing across the United States during the Civil War to an international superstar with a show of his own, entertaining emperors, kings, and presidents. Jarrow uses Kellar's own words and images—his amazing four-color promotional posters—to tell his riveting story in this first Kellar biography for young readers. And she reveals the science behind Kellar's illusions and explores nineteenth-century entertainment and transportation as well as the history of magic, spiritualism, and séances.
2012-06-01 By Gail Jarrow

He is the author of 20 books, including The World's Best Magic Tricks, The
World's Most Incredible Puzzles, The World's ... Pictured below are the author
and his dog, Jackie, studying a poster used by the greatest magician of all time,
Mr. Harry ...

Author: Charles Barry Townsend

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 1402725450

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Demonstrates a variety of magic tricks featuring paper, calendars, rope, coins, paper clips, and cards

Data at hand tells of a royal duke, a noble earl, an Indian prince, a Roman
Catholic Ecclesiastic of high degree, numerous baronets, several great lawyers,
many doctors of medicine and of divinity, one very famous composer and pianist,

Author: Hardin J. Burlingame


ISBN: UVA:X000844017

Category: Jugglers

Page: 172

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Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind Alex
Stone. largely on who fools whom. Atop the hierarchy sits a small number of
eccentric geniuses all but unknown to the outside world, but revered as royalty
within ...

Author: Alex Stone

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062098016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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From the back rooms of New York City’s age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone’s quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one’s worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works--and why, sometimes, it doesn’t.
2012-06-19 By Alex Stone

This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.

Author: H. J. Burlingame


ISBN: 1258888580


Page: 300

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This is a new release of the original 1942 edition.
2013-10 By H. J. Burlingame

The entire handwritten document , dated October 29 , 1918 , and entitled " The
Greatest Magician in the World , " is included in the online Cornell papers of the
Archives of American Art . Joseph Cornell Papers , Archives of American Art ...

Author: David Getsy

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271037032

Category: Art

Page: 215

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"Examines the wide-ranging influence of games and play on the development of modern art in the twentieth century"--Provided by publisher.
2011 By David Getsy

I take a bright coin , put it in one ear , then pretend to take it out the other side ,
and they think I ' m the greatest magician in the world . Other times I like to take
three oranges and see how long I can juggle them . Usually I drop the oranges
after ...

Author: Patricia Frevert

Publisher: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations

ISBN: 1558964371

Category: Religion

Page: 115

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At times we get caught up in the minutiae of life, confused about what is important. The meditations collected here remind us of the magic taking place all around us. -- Third in the popular series of collected meditations that began with Day of Promise and continued with What We Share. -- Over seventy meditations suitable for public and private use. From lightly humorous commentary on daily events to reflections on family life, childhood memories, holiday celebrations and solitary contemplations with nature, these meditations offer readers insight, perspective and a rich appreciation of the human experience.

Gloria thought he was the greatest magician in the world. During Christmas,
Santa Claus came into Gloria and Cynthia's room while they slept. Gloria heard a
noise, peeked and saw Santa Claus looking over them. She was slightly scared
but ...

Author: Gladys Robinson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781441575883

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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2009-06-12 By Gladys Robinson

Did you ever , in all your born days , come across such a jolly old uncultivated
hog ? ... you not to send for him , but I knew that if you were able to conjure
anything like money out of him , you'd be the greatest magician that ever was
burnt .

Author: Henry Cockton


ISBN: MINN:31951002099203K



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1853 By Henry Cockton

Have you not heard of Prince Aladdin's palace , ” was the reply , “ the greatest
wonder of the world ? I will direct you . if you have a mind to see it . " The
magician thanked him who spoke , and having seen the palace knew that it had
been ...



ISBN: IOWA:31858030185874

Category: Literature


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I created for myself an ideal world , romantic , ethereal , felicitous ; for the greatest
magician that ever lived is Love . I was sometimes , however , sunk into the
fathomless abyss of despair . I met in the splendid halls of Calisthenes so many ...

Author: William Henry Holcombe


ISBN: BL:A0019535060


Page: 387

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The world's greatest fiddle player ... no. Greatest magician in the world? Hmmm,
no. I could always write off to Dad for more tricks—' Nick Lucifer's eyes had turned
bright red. They popped out like organ stops. 'Sign! Sign!' Henry paused ...

Author: Brian Jacques

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448120130

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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Henry Mawdsley is a terrific liar. However, the more people get to know him, the less they believe in his lies - and it won't be long until nobody in his town believes a word he says! So when a chance encounter with the devil offers him the opportunity to have everyone believe his lies unconditionally for a week for the measly price of his soul, Henry jumps at the chance. But as the week draws to a close, and the date of Henry's descent into hell gets closer, he begins to fear for his life . . . Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection Seven Strange and Ghostly Tales.
2011-11-17 By Brian Jacques

A fifteenminute montage of endorsements by other famous people told us this
magician was the greatest magician we'd ever see, the greatest magician of all
time, the magician who changed magic. The crowd exploded in applause when
he ...

Author: Ray Charbonneau

Publisher: Y42K Publishing


Category: Sports & Recreation


View: 540

All proceeds from sales of The 27th Mile go to charity in memory of the victims of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. A stellar group of writers who run, people like Jeff Galloway, Lawrence Block, Kathrine Switzer, and Ben Tanzer, have come together to bring you an entertaining collection of stories and articles inspired by our common passion for running. The 27th Mile is dedicated to everyone who loves running or runners—first and foremost to those who were killed or injured at the marathon, but also to the people who, even as they eat dinner with their family, put in another eight hours at work, or sit and read this book, have already planned when they’ll go out for their next run.
2013 By Ray Charbonneau

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