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Lulu Hurst The Georgia Wonder

Author : Lulu Hurst
ISBN : 1093302135
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From the FOREWORD.THE Georgia Wonder was a national phenomenon. Lulu Hurst's teenage performances in the 1880s were written up in newspapers, scientific journals and magazines of all sorts.A slight girl, she would stand on stage and challenge men to lift her off of the ground. At one moment a large man could raise her from the stage and at the next would find himself powerless to do so. It was as if she controlled gravity. Another stunt was to stand while holding a pool cue horizontally in front of her and have a number of men push against her. They were unable to push her off her spot.Yet another stunt was to have three men sit on a chair and the apparently lift the chair and men from the ground.This autobiography, chronicles her life, culminating in an exposé of how she performed her feats.This book will interest: magicians, scientists in general, physicists in particular, feminists, those who follow the occult arts, and readers who would like to glimpse a life led by a teenage girl in the late 1800s.-Bob Friedhoffer
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Lulu Hurst

Author : Lulu Hurst
ISBN : 1728774934
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From the FOREWORD. THE Georgia Wonder was a national phenomenon. Lulu Hurst's teenage performances in the 1880s were written up in newspapers, scientific journals and magazines of all sorts. A slight girl, she would stand on stage and challenge men to lift her off of the ground. At one moment a large man could raise her from the stage and at the next would find himself powerless to do so. It was as if she controlled gravity. Another stunt was to stand while holding a pool cue horizontally in front of her and have a number of men push against her. They were unable to push her off her spot. Yet another stunt was to have three men sit on a chair and the apparently lift the chair and men from the ground. This autobiography, chronicles her life, culminating in an exposé of how she performed her feats. This book will interest: magicians, scientists in general, physicists in particular, feminists, those who follow the occult arts, and readers who would like to glimpse a life led by a teenage girl in the late 1800s. -Bob Friedhoffer
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The Georgia Wonder

Author : Barry H. Wiley
ISBN : 0945296460
Genre : Psychics
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Category: Psychics

Tin House Weird Science

Author : Lee Montgomery
ISBN : 9780985046903
Genre : American fiction
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Improbable, far-fetched, real? Today's science headlines read like futuristic tales. From nanobots and neutrinos to architeuthis, the real is often stranger than the most speculative sci fi. In that vein, the latest edition of Tin House features fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that go beyond the headlines into current, past, and future scientific explanations of "reality." There may even be speculative fiction, if there are humans involved. Tin House is a beautifully designed periodical that features the best writers of our time alongside a new generation of talent. Content includes unique departments such as "Lost and Found," in which writers review overlooked or underrated books, and "Blithe Spirits" and "Readable Feast," which present tales and literary recipes for drinks and food.
Category: American fiction

Southern Seen

Author : Larry T. McGehee
ISBN : 1572333596
Genre : History
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While working at the University of Tennessee in the early 1980s, Larry T.McGehee was looking for a way to share the wealth of history, politics, art, and culture with the residents of the South's small towns. He hit upon theidea of a newspaper column that would run in the region's weekly papers. Through hisstories, McGehee encouraged people to look at the people, places, and things aroundthem with a fresh set of eyes.Southern Seen collects McGehee's numerous columns exploring the South's history, inhabitants, mannerisms, food, and foibles. The book is divided into eight categories: outdoors, place, education, people, conflict, food, play, and religion. His subjects range from the outdoors and the creatures that inhabit it to the Civil War and its battle sites to unique southern symbols and the South's particular culinary delicacies. The author celebrates the traditions and work of the harvest season and extols the beauty of migrating hummingbirds and the rare delight of a southern snowstorm. McGehee meditates on the drastic changes machines and inventions, such as air conditioning, have brought to the region, and he looks for lessons in the mighty floods that occur in the contemporary South.The columns, by turns funny and poignant, biting and sweet, celebrate the past andlook to the future. The wild turkey, once common in the backcountry brush, is now anexample of a vanishing forest population, and local farmers' markets strive to sustain the livelihood of embattled small family farmers. McGehee applies the legacy of the Hatfield-McCoy feuds to the regional and international strife of modern times and examines the sacrifice and contributions of the South's young men who served in the wars of the last century. He revels in the pride of each part of the region for its own unique barbecue and delights in the memories of the small-town drugstore, which offered everything from health advice to a cream soda.Through the stories of famous figures, local residents, and the folk traditions thatshape everyday life, McGehee celebrates the diversity of life in the South and offers irreplaceable insights into what continues to make the region unique.
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Harry Houdini For Kids

Author : Laurie Carlson
ISBN : 9781613741955
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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From Harry Houdini's impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this biography presents a portrait of this magician and escape artist. It provides guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it and how to step through a note card.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Body Magic

Author : John Fisher
ISBN : 9781590774694
Genre : Games & Activities
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Would you believe that you could ask a full-grown man to hold a penny for you and then tell him to drop it and finds he can’t, hard as he may try? In what is undoubtedly the most original magic book of our time, John Fisher shows the reader how, with minimal practice, he can use the marvels of the human body to entertain and mystify friends and family, small and large audiences. This book is first of all a delight to read because of the instant education it provides us with about the unknown powers we have in our hands, our eyes, our noses, and our incredible nervous system. In each case, Mr. Fisher shows the easy-to-grasp principle first and then how to put the principle to work in actual tricks. Most magic books require a great deal of study and dexterity. This one enables you to entertain people even before you have finished the book. Moreover, you never have to worry about being prepared, because you always have with you all the miraculous things you need—your hands, your eyes, and the rest of your body.
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The Magnetic Girl

Author : Jessica Handler
ISBN : 1938235487
Genre : Fiction
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For fans of Emma Donoghue and Alexander Chee, The Magnetic Girl is set at a time when the emerging presence of electricity raised suspicions about the other-worldly gospel of Spiritualism, and when women's desire for political, cultural, and sexual presence electrified the country.
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Polk County Georgia

Author : Gordon D. Sargent
ISBN : 0738568651
Genre : History
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From the arrival of the first settlers in 1832, Polk County has seen a colorful parade of individuals. The Cherokee Indian Chief Collard, the Polk County Avenger, and the Iron King of the South are just a few of the people who have left their mark on the area. For the first time, many eventful stories about such individuals have been assembled and illustrated in the fascinating visual history Polk County, Georgia. Through many years of combing the county for local history, the author, a Polk County resident for 20 years and a self-described aenlightened Yankee, a has combined carefully selected images with informative text to create an evocative pictorial history that brings the countyas rich past to life.
Category: History

Mass Hysteria In Schools

Author : Robert E. Bartholomew
ISBN : 9780786478880
Genre : Education
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This book comprehensively surveys the colorful history of mass hysteria and kindred phenomena in schools--from outbreaks of demonic possession during witchcraft scares to twitching and shaking epidemics in 19th century European schools, to more contemporary incidents of collapsing bands, itching frenzies, ghost panics and mystery illnesses. The authors trace strange behaviors and illnesses in students through the centuries. Possessed children went into trance states and began to bark like dogs in 16th and 17th century Holland; an outbreak of Tourette's-like symptoms struck schoolgirls in western New York in 2011 and 2012. Many episodes are from the United States and separate chapters detail accounts from Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America and Oceania. Some take issue with the term "mass hysteria" and consider its use derogatory to females but it remains entrenched in the scientific lexicon. Most reports in this book involve a preponderance of females: this may reflect the social conditioning of females and not any innate predisposition.
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Nineteenth Century Theatrical Memoirs

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Book Of Secrets

Author : Walter Brown Gibson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010369713
Genre : Impostors and imposture
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Category: Impostors and imposture