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The Last Greatest Magician in the World

Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards

by Jim Steinmeyer

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The Last Greatest Magician in the World
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Howard Thurston versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards
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Jim Steinmeyer

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The best-selling author of Hiding the Elephant traces the life and legacy of the turn-of-the-20th-century magician, providing coverage of topics from his vaudeville successes and rivalry with Houdini to his role in setting the standard for magical performances today.