The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards



The Last Greatest Magician in the World: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards
Steinmeyer's biography brings us back to a time when magic had a degree of importance that it no longer has, due to other magical entertainments like movies and television. While Thurston simply is not the most colorful or likeable personality, he worked hard within the realm of the magic of his times, and Steinmeyer is very good at describing how the technology of the illusions was developed, shared, sold, and stolen. Houdini's will remain the known name but Steinmeyer has for now shifted Thurston into the 'now you see him' category and out of the 'now you don't.'

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