Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Women's Handbags Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon $5 Albums Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Find the Best Purina Pro Plan for Your Pet Shop Popular Services tmnt tmnt tmnt  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Metal Gear Solid 5 Shop Back to School with Amazon Back to School with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day
Buy Used
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Biggest little used bookstore in the world.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Magicians and Illusionists (History Makers (Lucent)) Library Binding – September, 1999

1 customer review

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Library Binding
"Please retry"
$24.99 $0.48

100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
100 Young Adult Books to Read in a Lifetime
Amazon's editors chose their list of the one hundred young adult books to read, whether you're fourteen or forty...Learn more

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 6-10-The eight prominent 19th and 20th-century illusionists included in this volume are presented strictly as skillful entertainers. The talents that set them apart from their predecessors and contemporaries as well as their significant contributions to the art are highlighted. Information on Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, Herrmann the Great, Harry Kellar, Harry Houdini, Jasper Maskelyne, David Copperfield, and Penn and Teller offers a look at a broad range of presentation styles and activities accepted as magic. Houdini's dramatic escapes and bold self-promotion contrast with Maskelyne's camouflage wizardry that so enhanced the Allied effort in World War II. It is easy to see the relationship between Herrmann the Great's illusions and Copperfield's elaborate romantic dramas. The more detailed accounts of the lives and careers of illusionists such as Robert-Houdin, who were famous in their own time but today are little known outside the field, are especially valuable. A short introductory chapter on magic in history as well as mention of other prominent magicians place these men in the context of their art. The annotated list of further reading and the bibliography include many titles on Houdini. The six-page index enables precise access to the information in the text.-Ann G. Brouse, Big Flats Branch Library, NY

Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Lexile Measure: 1170L (What's this?)
  • Series: History Makers (Lucent)
  • Library Binding: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Lucent Books (September 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560065737
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560065739
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

By mrsmcg on November 2, 2011
Format: Library Binding Verified Purchase
My grandson will love this for Christmas. He has taken such an interest in magic. This looks like an interesting book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again