In 1991, magician David Copperfield acquired the revered Mulholland collection of magic books and memorabilia—now the core of what became his International Museum and Library of the Conjuring Arts. Here Copperfield takes us on a tour of this private museum, profiling 28 groundbreaking magicians along the way. We meet the 16th century magistrate who wrote the founding Scot's Discoverie of Witchcraft; the 20th century magician who billed himself as "the Man Who Fooled Houdini"; and of course Houdini himself, with photos of the museum's collection of Houdini equipment and artifacts—the largest in the world.
"For fans of magic, either its history or its present, the book is absolutely compelling, an unputdownable must-read."—Booklist(starred review)