Fooling Houdini

Magicians, Mentalists, Math Geeks, and the Hidden Powers of the Mind
Product Number: EB00231697
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780062098016
Publisher: Harper
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From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, three-card monte games on Canal Street to glossy Las Vegas casinos, Fooling Houdini recounts Alex Stone's quest to join the ranks of master magicians. As he navigates this quirky and occasionally hilarious subculture populated by brilliant eccentrics, Stone pulls back the curtain on a community shrouded in secrecy, fueled by obsession and brilliance, and organized around one overriding need: to prove one's worth by deceiving others. But his journey is more than a tale of tricks, gigs, and geeks. By investing some of the lesser-known corners of psychology, neuroscience, physics, history, and even crime, all through the lens of trickery and illusion, Fooling Houdini arrives at a host of startling revelations about how the mind works-and why, sometimes, it doesn't.

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Author(s): Alex Stone
Original Publish Date: Jun 19, 2012

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Author(s): Alex Stone
Narrator(s): Alex Stone
Product Number Z100030737
Released: Jun 19, 2012
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062116222

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