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The last greatest magician in the world : Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the battles of the American wizards

Author: Jim Steinmeyer
Publisher: New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of magician Howard Thurston that explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Harry Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Howard Thurston; Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini; Howard Thurston; Howard Thurston; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN: 9781585428458 1585428450
OCLC Number: 646111788
Description: 377 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: "I wouldn't deceive you..." --
"Bit of fun" --
"Creation" --
"The moth and the flame" --
"The mystic follies" --
"Disintegration of a person" --
"The appointment" --
"The magician's assistant" --
"Original card passes" --
"The reversed girl" --
"A street scene from the Orient" --
"The levitation of Princess Karnac" --
"Magicians past and present" --
"Do the spirits return?" --
"The piercing arrow" --
"Birds of the air" --
"The girl and the rabbit" --
"Sawing a woman in half" --
"Fire and water" --
"Chundra, who is buried alive" --
"Miss Jane Thurston (she takes after her dad)" --
"Shadow people" --
"Seeing through a woman" --
"Finale: the triple mystery" --
"The flight of time".
Other Titles: Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the battles of the American wizards
Howard Thurston vs. Houdini & the battles of the American wizards
Responsibility: Jim Steinmeyer.

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A biography of magician Howard Thurston that explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Harry Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century.

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