The Miracle Mongers And Their Methods

The Miracle Mongers And Their Methods

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by Harry Houdini
     
 

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Magicians debunking charlatans and revealing secrets of the trade: it's not something that Penn and Teller or James "The Amazing" Randi invented. The legendary Harry Houdini was doing the same thing a century ago, to popular acclaim.

In this 1920 book, the master showman-and surprisingly entertaining writer-uncovers the mysteries behind such

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Magicians debunking charlatans and revealing secrets of the trade: it's not something that Penn and Teller or James "The Amazing" Randi invented. The legendary Harry Houdini was doing the same thing a century ago, to popular acclaim.

In this 1920 book, the master showman-and surprisingly entertaining writer-uncovers the mysteries behind such extraordinary feats as fire-eating, sword-swallowing, snake-charmers, and strong men. More a simple expose of stage trickery, though, this is a brisk history of such oddities throughout history and around the world, from the Middle Ages to the 20th century, from the culture of the Native Americans to that of Japan.

This is a fascinating work of the strange and seemingly inexplicable made plain and understandable.

Hungarian-American magician and professional skeptic EHRICH WEISS (1874-1926)-aka Harry Houdini, "Handcuff King and Jail Breaker"-also wrote Magical Rope Ties and Escapes (1920) and A Magician Among the Spirits (1924).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406561166
Publisher:
Dodo Press
Publication date:
04/04/2008
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.27(d)
Age Range:
1 - 17 Years

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Miracle Mongers And Their Methods (Large Print Edition) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book is the greatest thing written on paper!!! I love it and to know im reading his thoughts is an honnor :)