The Magician And The Cardsharp

The Search For America's Greatest Sleight-of-hand Artist

by Karl Johnson

Hardcover, 349 pages, Henry Holt & Co, List Price: $26 | purchase

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The Magician And The Cardsharp
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The Search For America's Greatest Sleight-of-hand Artist
Author
Karl Johnson

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Set against the backdrop of Depression-era America, a fascinating biography traces the efforts of famed magician Dai Vernon, who wandered the backroads and shady underworld of the Midwest in search of a mysterious, legendary cardsharp. 30,000 first printing.