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The Magic World of the Amazing Randi

The Magic World of the Amazing Randi - mystifying tricks easily performed by wizards of all ages. Including tricks by such world renowned magicians as David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., Penn and Teller and many more!The Magic World of the Amazing Randi – mystifying tricks easily performed by wizards of all ages. Including tricks by such world renowned magicians as David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr., Penn and Teller and many more!

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In short,  The Magic World of the Amazing Randi is an excellent book for someone just beginning to be interested in learning magic. It’s a collection of magic and magicians from around the world, with 1-page biographies of current magicians (current when the book was first published in 1989, that is) with each magician contributing a simple 2-page trick. It’s clearly written, with nice illustrations of both the individual magicians as well as the tricks themselves when needed.

Table of Contents for  The Magic World of the Amazing Randi

  • Canada
    • Dean Gunnarson / “The Houdini Coin”
  • France
    • Steve Gotson / “You Do As I Do … If You Can!”
  • Ireland
    • Billy McComb / “Sorting Out the Cards”
  • Italy
    • Massimo Polidoro / “Restored String”
  • Jamaica
    • Michael Chen / “The Buddha Papers”
  • Mexico
    • Joaquin Ayala / “Nick Nack”
  • Puerto Rico
    • Alexander / “The Magic Hole”
  • South Africa
    • Steve Shaw / “I Never Miss!”
  • Switzerland
    • Martin Cottet / “Color Telepathy”
  • U.S.A.
    • Tony Albano / “Time for E.S.P.”
    • Angel / “The Ghost Pencil”
    • Arthur Benjamin / “Gotcha!”
    • Harry Blackstone Jr. / “The Amazing Black Hole”
    • Nathan Burton / “The Holy Handkerchief”
    • David Copperfield / “The Jumping Rubber Band”
    • Denny Lee and Minh / “E.S.P. By Telephone”
    • Tina Lenert / “The Evaporating Glass”
    • Goldfinger and Dove / “How Many Cards?”
    • Harry Mauer / “The Next Card I Turn Over”
    • Penn and Teller “The Trick that Never Goes Wrong”
    • James Randi / “Cards in the Pocket”
    • Robert Steiner / “A Sure Prediction”
  • U.S.S.R.
    • Oleg Medvedev / “Vanishing Knot, Is It Not?”
  • Viet Nam
    • Alan Nguyen / “The Turnover Coin”

Editorial review of  The Magic World of the Amazing Randi courtesy of Amazon.com:

This book deserves a place alongside the many wonderful tricks that James Randi has pulled off in his amazing career. He’s gotten 24 of the finest magicians in the world to contribute favorite tricks to this collection. Some can be done with little or no practice, others will take some rehearsal. All are fiendishly clever and many are very funny besides. Contributors range from David Copperfield to Penn & Teller. Plus, of course, the Amazing Randi himself. Randi also treats readers to profiles on the contributing prestidigitators. Grab this book and prepare to bedazzle and deceive.

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