240 pages, 8.22 × 5.48 × 0.74 in
March 15, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0806521546
ISBN - 13: 9780806521541
From the Publisher
Learn how to perform the illusions of levitation and passing through solid walls with the help of this totally accessible, how-to guide. From Houdini to Penn and Teller, the secrets of the world's greatest magicians are revealed by Becker, a.k.a. "The Great Kardeen." 100 photos & line drawings.
About the Author
Born in Florida in 1956, Herbert Lawrence Becker trained initially as an accountant, receiving a B.B.A. (1983) and an M.B.A. (1984) from Roosevelt University in Belgium. He worked as a district manager, an accountant, and a senior financial planner for companies in the U.S. and Canada before returning to Florida to live. P Becker is also a magician, performing as The Great Kardeen, and it is his interest in magic that is the subject of his books. In All the Secrets of Magic Revealed: The Tricks and Illusions of the World's Greatest Magicians, Becker explains how magicians such as Houdini, David Copperfield, Doug Henning, and Sigfried and Roy have created some of their most famous illusions, to the consternation of his colleagues. Copperfield was reportedly angry enough to sue to try to halt the publication of Becker's book. Becker generated further controversy and anger among magicians when he appeared on the television talk show of Maury Povitch in March 1997 and exposed the secrets behind such well-known magic tricks as sawing a person in half. He is also believed by many to be the anonymous Masked Magician, who, in a series of Fox TV specials, has similarly explained exactly what is behind the tricks of the magic trade. Becker has written Magic Secrets and So That's How They Do It.
From Our Editors
has been a fascination of mankind for centuries. Now you can learn how the best
magicians accomplish their best tricks in 101 Greatest Magic Secrets: A Tell-All Guide
to the Most Amazing Tricks and Illusions of All Time. From Harry
Houdini to Kreskin to Penn and Teller, readers will learn how they use tricks
and illusions to escape from ropes, straitjackets and make objects disappear. Herbert L. Becker provides readers with
instructions for trying these tricks themselves, making this a must-read for all