The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-Of-Hand Artist

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A famous magician's journey to find the greatest cardsharp ever evokes the forgotten world of magic where Americans found escape during the Great Depression It has the nostalgic quality of an old-fashioned fable, but Karl Johnson's The Magician and the Cardsharp is a true story that lovingly re-creates the sparkle of a vanished world. Here, set against the backdrop of America struggling through the Depression, is the world of magic, a realm of stars, sleight of hand, and sin where dreams could be realized-or stolen away. ...

The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-Of-Hand Artist 2006, Owl Books (NY), New York

ISBN-13: 9780805080599

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The Magician and the Cardsharp: The Search for America's Greatest Sleight-Of-Hand Artist 2005, Henry Holt & Company, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780805074062

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