It's good to see the site updated! I was beginning to worry. MPT is one of my favorite places on the web. Thanks so much for the tip on the Fanch Guillemin book. (I have to let the coffers recover a little though; it's been a productive six months or so for magic books! I hope I can nab one soon!) As I type this I'm printing the essay by Michael Perovich. That will be my nightstand reading for tonight.
Folks, if you have even the slightest inkling of interest in the history of our craft, this site is the place to go. There is TONS of great stuff here! If you don't already have an interest, go there and you will leave with a new appreciation and plans to return.
Thanks again Gary, and keep up the great work!