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The Resource Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch

Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch

Label
Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians
Title
Magic is dead
Title remainder
my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians
Statement of responsibility
Ian Frisch
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Accomplished young journalist Ian Frisch, whose writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, Playboy and The New York Times, threads together a personal story of the sudden death of his father, his mother's escape to the poker tables, and how his fascination with the modern magicians and their swift resurgence in popular culture led him to discover The 52, magic's most brilliant young minds who are gathering in secret and revolutionizing the art form, under the mantle MAGIC IS DEAD. Full of fascinating characters, many of whom came to magic after tragic childhoods, drug addiction or lives of crime, and peppered throughout with cameos from marquee names like David Blaine and Penn Jillette, The 52 takes readers on a journey from the dark alleys of London and Blackpool, England to Las Vegas to Los Angeles to Ian's childhood in a camper going up and down the East Coast. Written with a keen eye for detail, The 52 is an engrossing tale that will keep you guessing until the very end, when Ian himself is invited to join"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1989-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frisch, Ian
Dewey number
793.8
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1547
LC item number
.F75 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Frisch, Ian
  • 52 (Society)
  • Magic tricks
  • Magicians
  • Magicians
  • Secret societies
Target audience
adult
Label
Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: this is me now -- A way of life -- Blackpool problems -- Magic is dead -- Locked in -- A break from reality -- A vessel for something bigger -- Cheat -- Happy pilgrims -- An actor playing the part of a magician -- The rules of the game -- Cardsharps -- At the table -- The two of clubs -- Young bloods -- Just a simple plan -- Spies, snitches, skullduggery, and scheming -- By any means necessary -- Origins -- Not just a female magician -- Fooling Bourdain -- Behind the scenes -- Flipside -- Kill the architect
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780062839282
Lccn
2018048007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1843999
  • (OCoLC)on1080248529
  • (OCoLC)1080248529
  • 1807396
  • 1843999
Label
Magic is dead : my journey into the world's most secretive society of magicians, Ian Frisch
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: this is me now -- A way of life -- Blackpool problems -- Magic is dead -- Locked in -- A break from reality -- A vessel for something bigger -- Cheat -- Happy pilgrims -- An actor playing the part of a magician -- The rules of the game -- Cardsharps -- At the table -- The two of clubs -- Young bloods -- Just a simple plan -- Spies, snitches, skullduggery, and scheming -- By any means necessary -- Origins -- Not just a female magician -- Fooling Bourdain -- Behind the scenes -- Flipside -- Kill the architect
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
319 pages
Isbn
9780062839282
Lccn
2018048007
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 1843999
  • (OCoLC)on1080248529
  • (OCoLC)1080248529
  • 1807396
  • 1843999

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