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A popular magician offers a guide to the most exotic entertainers in the history of showbusiness--from the amazing feats of handicapped individuals to the unusual talents of trained animals
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Ricky Jay is the author of Cards as Weapons and has appeared both on television and in movies. He has worked with Joseph Papp, Francis Ford Coppola, and David Mamet. He is currently writing a book about great wagers through history.From School Library Journal:
YA A historical compendium of the world's most bizarre and outrageous entertainers by one of the world's great sleight-of-hand artists. Reaching back into history as early as the 16th Century, Jay introduces readers to daredevils, mind readers, talented animals and their trainers, sword swallowers, and other wonders of the past. Some have been geniuses, others charlatans, but all have captured the imagination of their public. Although Jay handles the material unevenly, readers should leave the book with awe of the inventive genius of man, and of the incredible stamina of the human body. This is a delightful book for YAs who have a penchant for the extraordinary. It is full of colorful illustrations, posters, and billboards of yesteryear. Anne Johnson, formerly at St. John's School, Houston
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Book Description Warner Books, New York, NY, 1987. Soft cover. Condition: New. No Jacket. 1st Paperback Edition. First paperback edition 1987, first printing, numbers line starts with 1. Large softcover without DJ as issued. Condition as new, square tight and clean book, spine not creased, sharp corners, no edgewear, no underlinings no highlights no bent page corners, no names, not a reminder. 4to, 343 pages, well illustrated, index. Seller Inventory # 016441
Book Description Grand Central Pub. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0446385905 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0163475
Book Description Warner Books, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110446385905
Book Description Grand Central Pub, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0446385905
Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STORE-0446385905
Book Description Warner Books, 1987. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0446385905