The Secret History of Magic

The Secret History of Magic

The True Story of the Deceptive Art

Book - 2018
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An engaging history of stage magic, from Ancient Egypt to David Copperfield. It is a history of people from humble roots, who made and lost fortunes, and who deceived kings and queens. In order to survive, they concealed many secrets, yet they revealed some and they stole others. They exposed the methods of mediums and psychics. They engaged in deception, exposure, and betrayal, in a quest to make the impossible happen. Now, in a world in which the most sophisticated technology is now taken for granted, we can still be astonished by tricks that were performed hundreds of years ago.
Publisher: New York : TarcherPerigee, 2018
ISBN: 9780143130635
0143130633
Characteristics: x, 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Steinmeyer, Jim 1958-

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