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9783836556675, titled "Magic: 1400s-1950s" | Taschen America Llc, November 1, 2016, cover price $19.99

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Product Description: The acclaimed and unforgettable true story of offbeat intellect and pioneering paranormal investigator Charles Fort--in paperback for the first time.Here is the seminal biography of one of the most fascinating and polarizing figures in all of Americana: Charles Fort (1874-1932), "the mad genius of the Bronx," "the enfant terrible of science," and the groundbreaking visionary who shaped our modern view of the paranormal...read more

Hardcover:

9781585426409 | Reprint edition (J P Tarcher, May 1, 2008), cover price $24.95

Paperback:

9781101983232 | Reprint edition (J P Tarcher, February 2, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The acclaimed and unforgettable true story of offbeat intellect and pioneering paranormal investigator Charles Fort--in paperback for the first time.

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Product Description: The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material—from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman—behind Bram Stoker's lord of the undead...read more

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9780142421888 | J P Tarcher, April 4, 2013, cover price $26.95

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9780399168772 | J P Tarcher, August 28, 2014, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The acclaimed author of The Last Greatest Magician in the World sleuths out literature's iconic vampire, uncovering the source material—from folklore and history, to personas including Oscar Wilde and Walt Whitman—behind Bram Stoker's lord of the undead.

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Product Description: Illusion, enchantment, and wonder: The world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages through the 1950s   Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement. Once persecuted as heretics and sorcerers, magicians have always been conduits to a parallel universe of limitless possibility—whether invoking spirits, reading minds, or inverting the laws of nature by sleight of hand...read more
By Mike Caveney, Noel Daniel (editor), Ricky Jay (introduced by) and Jim Steinmeyer

Hardcover:

9783836528078 | Slp mul edition (Taschen America Llc, July 1, 2013), cover price $69.99 | About this edition: Illusion, enchantment, and wonder: The world’s greatest magicians from the Middle Ages through the 1950s   Magic has enchanted humankind for millennia, evoking terror, laughter, shock, and amazement.

Paperback:

9780300044829, titled "E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical" | Reprint edition (Yale Univ Pr, May 1, 1990), cover price $25.00 | also contains E. Sylvia Pankhurst: Portrait of a Radical

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Product Description: Now in paperback, the acclaimed biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston. “There is no greater expert on the history of stage magicians than Jim Steinmeyer. His deep knowledge of the subject, combined with a remarkable mastery of magical know-how, makes this book a smart, fantastic read...read more

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9780399160035 | J P Tarcher, August 30, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Now in paperback, the acclaimed biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston.

By Mike Caveney (contributor), Noel Daniel (editor), Ricky Jay (introduced by) and Jim Steinmeyer (contributor)

Hardcover:

9783836509770 | Taschen America Llc, November 1, 2009, cover price $200.00

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Product Description: This Encyclopedia Forteana anthologizes the cult hero’s four classic works on the strange, the unexplained, and the just plain weird: The Book of the Damned, Lo!, Wild Talents, and New Lands. It features Fort’s complete, unabridged text and a subject index...read more
By Charles Fort and Jim Steinmeyer (introduced by)

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9781585426416 | J P Tarcher, May 1, 2008, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: This Encyclopedia Forteana anthologizes the cult hero’s four classic works on the strange, the unexplained, and the just plain weird: The Book of the Damned, Lo!

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Traces the life of a popular renegade who played a pivotal role in the establishment of paranormal studies, documenting his authorship of the sensationalized Book of the Damned, his strict Victorian upbringing, and his obsessive collection of anomalous tales.

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9780786718054 | Carroll & Graf Pub, September 28, 2007, cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Traces the life of a popular renegade who played a pivotal role in the establishment of paranormal studies, documenting his authorship of the sensationalized Book of the Damned, his strict Victorian upbringing, and his obsessive collection of anomalous tales.

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Product Description: From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage...read more
By Neil Gaiman (foreword by) and Jim Steinmeyer

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9780786718061 | 1 edition (Da Capo Pr, October 9, 2006), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage.

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Product Description: Alan Wakeling’s acclaimed magic has for years been the “secret source” for leading professional magicians. His career featured stage magic, illusions, close-up and stand-up effects, including several complete acts. This book contains professional material developed by Wakeling and used by magicians...read more
By Mike Caveney (introduced by), Ricky Jay (introduced by), Channing Pollock (introduced by), Jim Steinmeyer and Mark Wilson (introduced by)

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9780786718078 | 1 edition (Da Capo Pr, October 18, 2006), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Alan Wakeling’s acclaimed magic has for years been the “secret source” for leading professional magicians.

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A chronicle of Chinese illusionist Chung Ling Soo reveals his mastery of magic and his double life as an American passing himself off as Chinese, which was revealed when he died dodging bullets during his performance of 'Defying the Bullets.'

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9780786715121, titled "The Glorious Deception: The Double Life Of William Robinson, Aka Chung Ling Soo, The "Marvelous Chinese Conjurer"" | Carroll & Graf Pub, May 24, 2005, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: A chronicle of Chinese illusionist Chung Ling Soo reveals his mastery of magic and his double life as an American passing himself off as Chinese, which was revealed when he died dodging bullets during his performance of 'Defying the Bullets.

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9780786717705, titled "Glorious Deception: The Double Life of William Robinson, Aka Chung Ling Soo, the "marvelous Chinese Conjurer"" | 1 edition (Da Capo Pr, April 10, 2006), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: A chronicle of Chinese illusionist Chung Ling Soo reveals his mastery of magic and his double life as an American passing himself off as Chinese, which was revealed when he died dodging bullets during his performance of 'Defying the Bullets.

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The author delves deeply into Harry Houdinis greatest illusion, tracing every aspect of this fascinating story, including the magicians who were his mentors, to uncover the secret of how he made an elephant disappear before a stunned audience. Reprint.

Hardcover:

9780786712267 | Da Capo Pr, October 9, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: The author delves into Harry Houdini's greatest illusion, tracing every aspect of this story, including the magicians who were his mentors, to uncover the secret of how he made an elephant disappear before a stunned audience.

Paperback:

9780786714018 | Reprint edition (Da Capo Pr, September 14, 2004), cover price $16.99 | About this edition: The author delves deeply into Harry Houdinis greatest illusion, tracing every aspect of this fascinating story, including the magicians who were his mentors, to uncover the secret of how he made an elephant disappear before a stunned audience.

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Recommends developing an individual sense of interior style, shows how various famous people have expressed theirs, and provides decorating advice

Hardcover:

9780385267601 | 1 edition (Doubleday, November 1, 1991), cover price $42.50 | About this edition: Recommends developing an individual sense of interior style, shows how various famous people have expressed theirs, and provides decorating advice

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