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The Magician S Fight

Author : James Charles Bouffard
ISBN : 9780615193588
Genre : Performing Arts
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In 2570 B.C.E., a man stood before the court of a king and performed miracles baffling the most learned men present. From a goose he removed the head, then restored it. Other decapitations and restorations followed until an ox was dismembered and, with a mighty incantation shaking even the heavens, was again made whole. This man was 110-year-old Dedi of Ded-Snefru. The king was Kheops, 2nd pharaoh, 4th Dynasty Egypt. Centuries passed. Times changed. Magic darkened synonymous with witchcraft. Sleight of hand performers, once hailed by royalty and immortalized through song and verse, were now cursed as the Devil's own... The dark ages for magic had begun! Illustrated with period facsimiles and photographs.
Category: Performing Arts

Exploring Courtroom Discourse

Author : Le Cheng
ISBN : 9781317137474
Genre : Law
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This volume presents a combination of practical, empirical research data and theoretical reflection to provide a comparative view of language and discourse in the courtroom. The work explores how the various disciplines of law and linguistics can help us understand the nature of "Power and Control" - both oral and written - and how it might be clarified to unravel linguistic representation of legal reality. It presents and examines the most recent research and theories at national and international levels. The book represents a valuable contribution to the study and analysis of courtroom discourse and courtroom cultures more generally. It will be of interest to students and researchers working in the areas of language and law, legal theory, interpretation, and semiotics of law.
Category: Law

Mr Sebastian And The Negro Magician

Author : Daniel Wallace
ISBN : 9780307455697
Genre : Fiction
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Henry Walker was once a world-class magician, performing to sold-out shows in New York. But now he has been reduced to joining Musgrove's Chinese Circus (which at no point in its tour of the deep South has ever included a single Chinese person) as the shambling Negro Magician, whose dark black skin and electric green eyes bewitch most audiences. But one balmy Mississippi night in 1954, Henry disappears in the company of three rowdy white teens and is never seen again. Wallace pieces together Henry's incredible vagabond life – from a deal with a bone-white devil known only as Mr. Sebastian, to the heartrending loss of his sister Hannah – and creates an enchanting tale of love, loss, identity, and the limitation of magic. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

Sleights Of Mind

Author : Sandra Blakeslee
ISBN : 9781847652959
Genre : Psychology
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What can magic tell us about ourselves and our daily lives? If you subtly change the subject during an uncomfortable conversation, did you know you're using attentional 'misdirection', a core technique of magic? And if you've ever bought an expensive item you'd sworn never to buy, you were probably unaware that the salesperson was, like an accomplished magician, a master at creating the 'illusion of choice'. Leading neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde meet with magicians from all over the world to explain how the magician's art sheds light on consciousness, memory, attention, and belief. As the founders of the new discipline of NeuroMagic, they combine cutting-edge scientific research with startling insights into the tricks of the magic trade. By understanding how magic manipulates the processes in our brains, we can better understand how we work - in fields from law and education to marketing, health and psychology - for good and for ill.
Category: Psychology

Meet Me In Barcelona

Author : Mary Carter
ISBN : 9780758284730
Genre : Fiction
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A surprise trip to Barcelona with her boyfriend, Jake, seems like the perfect antidote to Grace Sawyer's current woes. The city is dazzling and unpredictable, but the biggest surprise for Grace is discovering who arranged and paid for the vacation. Carrie Ann wasn't just Grace's foster sister. Clever, pretty, and mercurial, she was her best friend--until everything went terribly wrong. Now, as she flees an abusive marriage, Carrie Ann has turned to the one person she hopes will come through for her. Despite her initial misgivings, Grace wants to help. But then Carrie Ann and Jake both go missing. Stunned and confused, Grace begins to realize how much of herself she's kept from Jake--and how much of Carrie Ann she never understood. Soon Grace is baited into following a trail of scant clues across Spain, determined to find the truth, even if she must revisit her troubled past to do it. . . Mary Carter's intriguing novel delves into the complexities of childhood bonds, the corrosive weight of guilt and blame, and all the ways we try--and often fail--to truly know the ones we love. Praise for Mary Carter "A touching novel." --Publishers Weekly on The Things I Do For You "This is guaranteed to become one of the books on your shelf that you'll want to read again." --The Free Lance-Star on The Pub Across the Pond
Category: Fiction

The Official Cia Manual Of Trickery And Deception

Author : H. Keith Melton
ISBN : 0061943339
Genre : History
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Once a top-secret training manual for CIA field agents in the early Cold War Era of the 1950s, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to the general public. An amazing historical artifact, this eye-opening handbook offered step-by-step instructions to covert intelligence operatives in all manner of sleight of hand and trickery designed to thwart the Communist enemy. Part of the Company’s infamous MK-ULTRA—a secret mind-control and chemical interrogation research program—this legendary document, the brainchild of John Mulholland, then America’s most famous magician, was believed lost forever. But thanks to former CIA gadgeteer Bob Wallace and renowned spycraft historian H. Keith Melton, The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception is now available to everyone, spy and civilian alike.
Category: History

How To Deliver A Ted Talk Secrets Of The World S Most Inspiring Presentations Revised And Expanded New Edition With A Foreword By Richard St John And An Afterword By Simon Sinek

Author : Jeremey Donovan
ISBN : 9780071831598
Genre : Business & Economics
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How to give a world-class presentation—based on the wildly popular TED Talks The only TED Talks-based guide available showing business professionals how to give the presentation of their lives A nonprofit dedicated to Ideas Worth Sharing, TED Talks began as a challenge to leaders in technology, entertainment, and design to give the “talk of their lives.” The organization has since gone global and contains more than 14,000 videos on nearly every topic imaginable.How to Deliver a TED Talk is a step-by-step guide showing business professionals how to deliver a TED Talk by carefully selecting their topic, crafting their narrative, mastering their delivery, and refining their design.The more than 14,000 talks on the TED website have been viewed more than one billion times Originally self-published in 2012, this book immediately hit #1 on Amazon and has consistently ranked no less than #5; this is an expanded edition of the original Donovan is the founder and lead organizer of TEDxMillRiver, a sold-out TEDx event in Stamford, CT
Category: Business & Economics

Big Magic For Little Hands

Author : Joshua Jay
ISBN : 9780761180098
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Kids love magic. They love to see it, and they love to do it. Enter Joshua Jay, who started doing magic when he was 7 and was named champion at the World Magic Seminar (the Olympics of magic) by the time he was 16. His Big Magic for Little Hands is packed with 25 astonishing illusions for kids ages 7 and up. In other words, it’s sleight of hand for the small of hand. These are tricks that require little prep time and dexterity yet are guaranteed to deliver a big payoff. The large format, oversized ext, and black-and-white vintage-style illustrations make Big Magic particularly easy to follow and kid-friendly. Here’s how to levitate your sibling several feet off a bed. Escape Houdini-like from tightly bound ropes. There are also impromptu effects that can be performed anytime, anywhere, like Spook-Key, in which an antique key mysteriously rotates in your hand. Each easy-to-perform feat is clearly illustrated with step-by-step drawings and accompanied by insider tips. Joshua Jay is a master who guides his apprentices through every aspect of the magician’s art, from the first step—taking the Magician’s Oath—to how to minimize nervousness (Rule #1: Rehearse. A lot).
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Magician S Land

Author : Lev Grossman
ISBN : 9781101633533
Genre : Fiction
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The stunning conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy, now an original series on SYFY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST BOOKS The San Francisco Chronicle • Salon • The Christian Science Monitor • AV Club • Buzzfeed • Kirkus • NY 1 • Bustle • The Globe and Mail Quentin Coldwater has been cast out of Fillory, the secret magical land of his childhood dreams. With nothing left to lose he returns to where his story began, the Brakebills Preparatory College of Magic. But he can’t hide from his past, and it’s not long before it comes looking for him. Along with Plum, a brilliant young undergraduate with a dark secret of her own, Quentin sets out on a crooked path through a magical demimonde of gray magic and desperate characters. But all roads lead back to Fillory, and his new life takes him to old haunts, like Antarctica, and to buried secrets and old friends he thought were lost forever. He uncovers the key to a sorcery masterwork, a spell that could create magical utopia, a new Fillory—but casting it will set in motion a chain of events that will bring Earth and Fillory crashing together. To save them he will have to risk sacrificing everything. The Magician’s Land is an intricate thriller, a fantastical epic, and an epic of love and redemption that brings the Magicians trilogy to a magnificent conclusion, confirming it as one of the great achievements in modern fantasy. It’s the story of a boy becoming a man, an apprentice becoming a master, and a broken land finally becoming whole.
Category: Fiction