The Truth About Uri Geller [NOOK Book]

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There is more to Uri Geller than his countless "miracles" - and James (The Amazing) Randi tells all in this fascinating examination of the Geller myth.

The Truth About Uri Geller, formerly known as The Magic of Uri Geller, is a 1982 book by magician and skeptic James Randi about alleged psychic Uri Geller. In this comprehensive biography Randi challenges Uri Geller's assertion that he performs paranormal feats. Randi explores Geller's ...
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Overview

There is more to Uri Geller than his countless "miracles" - and James (The Amazing) Randi tells all in this fascinating examination of the Geller myth.

The Truth About Uri Geller, formerly known as The Magic of Uri Geller, is a 1982 book by magician and skeptic James Randi about alleged psychic Uri Geller. In this comprehensive biography Randi challenges Uri Geller's assertion that he performs paranormal feats. Randi explores Geller's background as a stage magician, and explains how Geller's spoon bending can be easily reproduced by any magician using sleight of hand.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013086777
  • Publisher: James Randi Educational Foundation
  • Publication date: 8/29/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 890,611
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

James Randi first achieved international recognition as a professional stage magician, During his long and successful career, he performed as “The Amazing Randi” to international audiences in theaters, cabaret, and on TV.

Today, James Randi is best known as a tireless investigator of paranormal, supernatural, and pseudoscientific claims. His devotion to the rigorous examination of such claims has led to the exposure of faith healers, psychics, medical frauds, and cult leaders. He is considered by many to be the most important figure in modern skepticism for these contributions, as well as for his work in raising public awareness about the dangers of uncritical belief.

He lectures regularly at leading colleges and universities, academic meetings and events like The Amaz!ng Meeting, the world’s largest critical thinking conference, which he helped to found in 2003. He is the author of hundreds of articles and numerous books, including, The Truth About Uri Geller, The Faith Healers, and An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural.
Randi has received many prestigious awards and recognitions, including a Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 1986.

He currently lives in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he works to advance the mission of the James Randi Educational Foundation
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2007

    Another amazing work from Randi

    It's interesting to note that the two negative reviews listed here are both people who believe in the types of fairytales that Geller is trying to pedal. Some ignorance cannot be undone, I suppose.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2005

    Take that, you fraud!

    Uri Geller, like all 'psychics', are only out to make a buck, and here's the proof. If you believe this bunk (or if you know anyone who does) this book is one you should read. And if it doesn't convince you that Geller is a fake, read it again...this time, with an OPEN mind.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2001

    Brilliant Randi!

    This is one of the best book ever written on the subject of paranormal. It exposed Uri Geller with style. The book is funny and witty. Mr.Randi is amazing! Took bad teachers today are of low intelligence.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Thanks Randi

    Randi is a superhero. By day a public speaker and an Amazing honest liar (magician). By night though, he tirelessly works to make sure fellow magicians arent scamming you for money using stage and street magic.

    Matt Love

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2001

    Amazing Randi ha sdone it again!

    This is one of the most amazing book ever written. Brutally honest and wildly funny. Mr. Randi is a genius.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2007

    The real deal

    I am very perceptive and have had many dreams come true. I have a close friend who is an anchor on a very popular tv show. She once had Uri Gellar on as a guest on the live show to perform mentalism spoon bending. She was a sceptic to say the least so she brought her very own spoons. At the end of the show she recovered her spoons and has them today in her kitchen. He is the real deal!

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2003

    unreliable

    the statements made in the book were unjustifiable, relentless and a waste of time for those who no the real meaning of what remote viewing stands for.

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 1999

    NONSENSE, NONSENSICAL

    After reading the Truth about Uri Geller, I now believe in Uri's paranormal powers. I loved seeing him on Roseanne Barr talk show where he demonstrated his positive psychic powers. Randi's arguments make no sense. What does ripped trousers have to do with bending a key? The flower was a circle so was the face. Did Randi send Uri the wrong telepathic message? The arguments that Randi and Bernard Bixon present in this book make no sense.

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    Posted November 8, 2011

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