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The Secret History Of Magic

Author: Peter Lamont.

The Secret History Of Magic

Author: Peter Lamont.

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Item #: D21015
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 357
Publication Date: 2018
Publisher: Tarcher
ISBN: 9780143130635
Much as we may associate it with show business and chicanery, magic has a long history, traceable all the way back to an ancient Egyptian manuscript with tales of a magician who brought a dead goose back to life. Peter Lamont and Jim Steinmayer delve into the history of magical performances, mind-reading, and conjuring, while speculating on why these quirky ... More
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Much as we may associate it with show business and chicanery, magic has a long history, traceable all the way back to an ancient Egyptian manuscript with tales of a magician who brought a dead goose back to life. Peter Lamont and Jim Steinmayer delve into the history of magical performances, mind-reading, and conjuring, while speculating on why these quirky art forms continue to enthrall us. Harry Houdini is here, but so is Robert-Houdin, the pioneering French illusionist, along with a global cast of cranks, mystics, tricksters, conmen, shamans, and vaudevillians.

"An original look at a beloved art. It reveals how magicians did it, why magicians did it, and why we will always be amazed."—Neil Patrick Harris


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