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Walter B. Gibson and the Shadow Hardcover – March 14, 2003


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"A remarkable story" -- Big Reel

"Colorful, interesting...nicely written and well-organized" -- Classic Images

"Unbelievable...comprehensive index...an enjoyable read" -- Magic --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Magician–performer Thomas J. Shimeld lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company (March 14, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786414669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786414666
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 6.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,173,314 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Ming on December 21, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Walter B. Gibson is a very overlooked cultural influence in America, arguably even to this day. His Shadow character captured the imagination of a generation, and even spawned a movie (with a too watered-down plot) in the early 1990's. So much Shadow lore is available out there - comics, radio shows, and novels - but many overlook the profound effect of Mr. Gibson, who is entitled to a cult following similar to that of HP Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard. I give this book 4 stars because of the price - it should be about 15 dollars cheaper.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul Galarraga on March 10, 2007
Format: Paperback
Possibly because of the format I thought that this book was going to be like many of the pulpateer biographies out there with a lot of rehashed stories and not much of anything else. But his one was realy entertaining. No scholarly disertation by a fanboy trying to make us think he is a professor and yet contains all the relevant facts about a writer whose life is as mysterious as his characters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bOoKwOrM VINE VOICE on February 2, 2006
Format: Paperback
This book is great for Shadow fans, so grab this one before it goes out of print(as most other Shadow related books are)! There is plenty here for the seasoned Shadow fan, and the newcomer too. Pulp covers are reproduced in black and white, as are the various photographs of Walter Gibson. The biography is written in a clear,easy to read style, and is very informative.
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