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A magnificent history of stage magic. Steinmeyer is clear and insightful, not just about how the the tricks are done, but about the strange politics of magic and theft have played... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Smith
Preface: I haven't read this book yet.
What I'm rating this on is the quality of Kindle publication, which is poor. Read more
Like a walk through a dusty old magic shop. But with a competent and witty guide who expects you to still "figure out" (think through) the tricks on your own, based on the winks... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Donald E Kilmer, Jr.
Great book for the history and story of an amazing trick and the stories behind the principles that led to its recreation.Published 8 months ago by 2tuff2tell
An interesting book and well worth the price I paid for it. When purchasing it, I did not realize that it dealt primarily with the invention of large magical illusions by various... Read morePublished 9 months ago by James E. Herget
Really fun read, and goes a long way towards demystifying a lot of big magic.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Not a bad history, but you really have to be into this stuff to get maximum enjoyment.Published 9 months ago by Midnight
Jim Steinmeyer is considered to be the authority in magic history. His only competition is Mike Caveney. Both authors have vast, impressive knowledge and are worth the study. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Daniel Brander