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Hiding The Elephant

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN : 9780099476641
Genre : Magic tricks
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This is the story of the Golden Age of magic and of the world's most legendary magicians: the eccentric personalities who patented the first ghost and competed fiendishly in the race to make things materialize, levitate and disappear.We meet Harry Kellar, the ruthless thief of secrets who was the model for the Wizard of Oz, and PT Selbit, the first man to saw a woman in half on stage.We meet John Nevil Maskelyne, whose Egyptian Theatre was a London institution for sixty years. Hiding the Elephant is the masterwork of a man who has dedicated his life to magic, who knows the tricks inside out, and still believes.

Hiding An Elephant

Author : Kim A. Gay
ISBN : 9781616634339
Genre : Psychology
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I was already so ashamed of myself...I got to the point where I would duck behind shelves at the grocery store to avoid talking to people...I went out of the house as little as possible and would never invite anybody to come to my home, other than my best friend. I was determined to hide this elephant that had taken over my life. After being diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder at the age of thirty six, Kim Gay spent several frustrating years looking for answers to her questions about the disorder only to find that very little was known about ADHD when it pertained to adults. Her quest for knowledge and enlightenment inspired her to write this book with the hope of helping others who keep finding themselves at the same dead end. Hiding an Elephant explains in detail the symptoms of adult ADHD, and through her personal experience, Kim Gay encourages other sufferers not to be ashamed of their condition any longer. 'A relaxed, easy reading experience filled with humor, insight and life strategies. Gain a personal look into the unique challenges of being a child, a daughter, a student and eventually an adult, a wife, and a mother with ADHD.' Michelle L. Solo, LMSW, ACSW

Sri Lanka Hiding The Elephant

Author : Ramu Manivannan
ISBN : 8192755304
Genre : Genocide
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"This book is not only about recording the mass murder, the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the Sri Lankan armed forces, but also an effort to bring to the fore the process engineered by the successive Sri Lankan governments by which the Sinhala ruling elites are both willed and empowered to deprive and deny the Tamils, both individually and as part of a broader family and ethnic groupings, of their basic rights and dignity. Thus, recognising the process of genocide of ethnic Tamils in Sri Lanka" -- Preface, page xvii.

Lock Up Your Daughters

Author : Mira Kolar-Brown
ISBN : 1463721722
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Lock Up Your Daughters, the sequel to Hiding the Elephant, is the second novel in the Simon Grant Mysteries series.

Art And Artifice

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN : 0786718064
Genre : Games
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From the author of Hiding the Elephant and The Glorious Deception comes a collection of five essays that shows how the great stage illusions were integrally products of their time, based on the traditions and fashions of the people, and the offspring of the incredible, inventive personalities who brought them to the stage. Like no other author, Jim Steinmeyer gives us insight into the timeless appeal of magic. His human subjects include such characters as Steele MacKaye, Maskelyne, David Devant, P.T. Selbit, Horace Goldin, and Charles Morritt. Illusions he discusses include: The Mascot Moth, Sawing a Lady in Halves, and Morritt's Disappearing Donkey.

The Elephants Guide To Hide And Seek

Author : Kjersten Hayes
ISBN : 9781728230016
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Elephants are great at many things...playing hide-and-seek is not one of them. The Elephant Hobby and Sport League is here to help all those frustrated, always "found" elephants out there with The Elephants' Guide to Hide-and-Seek. This handy guide offers sympathy, support, and superior hiding solutions to elephants who long to overcome their size disadvantage when playing hide-and-seek. A hilarious tongue-in-cheek book perfect for elephants and their best human pals. Readers of Have You Seen Elephant? will love this silly elephant game of hide and seek, and all its handy tips and tricks for hiding!

Mickey Mouse And Bobo The Elephant

Author : Walt Disney
ISBN : OSU:32435063111264
Genre : Big little books
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Mickey and Minnie win an elephant at an auction.

Have You Seen Elephant?

Author : David Barrow
ISBN : 9781776570089
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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"Elephant wants to play hide and seek. You can play too, but you'll have to try your best, he's very good!"--Back cover.

The Secret History Of Magic

Author : Peter Lamont
ISBN : 9781524704452
Genre : Performing Arts
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Pull back the curtain on the real history of magic – and discover why magic really matters If you read a standard history of magic, you learn that it begins in ancient Egypt, with the resurrection of a goose in front of the Pharaoh. You discover how magicians were tortured and killed during the age of witchcraft. You are told how conjuring tricks were used to quell rebellious colonial natives. The history of magic is full of such stories, which turn out not to be true. Behind the smoke and mirrors, however, lies the real story of magic. 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 engaged in deception, exposure, and betrayal, in a quest to make the impossible happen. They managed to survive in a world in which a series of technological wonders appeared, which previous generations would have considered magical. Even today, when we now take the most sophisticated technology for granted, we can still be astonished by tricks that were performed hundreds of years ago. The Secret History of Magic reveals how this was done. It is about why magic matters in a world that no longer seems to have a place for it, but which desperately needs a sense of wonder.

Elephant In The Paper Bag

Author : Anne McKie
ISBN : 0831727578
Genre : Elephants
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A curious elephant investigates the world outside the park where he lives, and becomes upset when no one notices him and sees only the paper bag he is hiding in.

The Magic Of Alan Wakeling

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN : 0786718072
Genre : Games
File Size : 45. 40 MB
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"Jim Steinmeyer highlights some of the groundbreaking professional material developed by Alan Wakeling, including mind-reading, billiard ball tricks, and many large-scale illusions that the magicians, designers, and producers of today continue to integrate into their acts"-- Back cover.

Careers For Dummies

Author : Marty Nemko
ISBN : 9781119482338
Genre : Business & Economics
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Feeling stuck? Find out how to work toward the career of your dreams If you’re slogging through your days in a boring or unrewarding job, it may be time to make a big change. Careers For Dummies is a comprehensive career guide from a top career coach and counselor that will help you jump start your career and your life. Dive in to learn more about career opportunities, with a plethora of job descriptions and the certifications, degrees, and continuing education that can help you build the career you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re entering the workforce for the first time or a career-oriented person who needs or wants a change, this book has valuable information that can help you achieve your career goals. Find out how you can build your personal brand to become more attractive to potential employers, how to create a plan to “get from here to there” on your career path, and access videos and checklists that help to drive home all the key points. If you’re not happy in your day-to-day work now, there’s no better time than the present to work towards change. Get inspired by learning about a wide variety of careers Create a path forward for a new or better career that will be rewarding and fun Determine how to build your personal brand to enhance your career opportunities Get tips from a top career coach to help you plan and implement a strategy for a more rewarding work life Careers For Dummies is the complete resource for those looking to enhance their careers or embark on a more rewarding work experience.

The Stolen White Elephant Etc

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : OSU:32435003716040
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A Thousand Miles On An Elephant In The Shan States

Author : Holt Samuel Hallett
ISBN : NYPL:33433082320056
Genre : Burma
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The Wild Elephant And The Method Of Capturing And Taming It In Ceylon

Author : James EMERSON (afterwards TENNENT (Sir James Emerson))
ISBN : BL:A0017625074
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The Magic Book

Author : Mike Caveney
ISBN : 3836574160
Genre : Art
File Size : 40. 68 MB
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Take a truly magical mystery tour with this sparkling compendium of magic and trickery from medieval thaumaturgies to 20th-century showmen. Featuring hundreds of rarely seen vintage posters, photographs, handbills, and engravings, The Magic Book follows this special performing art from the 1400s to the 1950s.

The Last Greatest Magician In The World

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN : 9781101486344
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Here is the seminal biography of the magician's magician, Howard Thurston, a man who surpassed Houdini in the eyes of showmen and fans and set the standard fro how stage magic is performed today. Everyone knows Houdini-but who was Thurston? In this rich, vivid biography of the "greatest magician in the world," celebrated historian of stage magic Jim Steinmeyer captures the career and controversies of the wonder-worker extraordinaire, Howard Thurston. The public's fickleness over magicians has left Thurston all but forgotten today. Yet Steinmeyer shows how his story is one of the most remarkable in show business. During his life, from 1869 to 1936, Thurston successfully navigated the most dramatic changes in entertainment-from street performances to sideshows to wagon tours through America's still-wild West to stage magic amid the glitter of grand theaters. Thurston became one of America's most renowned vaudeville stars, boldly performing an act with just a handful of playing cards, and then had the foresight to leave vaudeville, expanding his show into an extravaganza with more than forty tons of apparatusand costumes. His touring production was an American institution for nearly thirty years, and Thurston earned a brand name equal to Ziegfeld or Ringling Brothers. Steinmeyer explores the stage and psychological rivalry between Thurston and Houdini during the first decades of the twentieth century- a contest that Thurston won. He won with a bigger show, a more successful reputation, and the title of America's greatest magician. In The Last Greatest Magician in the World, Thurston's magic show is revealed as the one that animates our collective memories.

The Glorious Deception

Author : Jim Steinmeyer
ISBN : 078671512X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating chronicle of the great Chinese illusionist Chung Ling reveals his mastery of magic and his double life as an American passing himself off as Chinese, which was revealed when he died dodging bullets during his performance of "Defying the Bullets."

Talking Book Topics

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ISBN : PURD:32754081673463
Genre : Talking books
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Hide The Elephant

Author : Jonathan Dunne
ISBN : 1518699944
Genre : Alzheimer's disease
File Size : 60. 62 MB
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Forcefully-retired zoo-keeper Mick Munroe is hiding two BIG things: Alzheimer's and a 42 year-old Indian elephant called Sinbad. Mick and his elephant become overnight on-the-run, anti-hero legends when Mick, an old rebel with a cause, takes matters into his own hands.The Alzheimer's brings Mick something very special: an adventure he never thought possible with his dear old friend, Sinbad.

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