Books Scheduled for 2018?

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby I.M. Magician » March 3rd, 2018, 11:41 am

The one book I know is coming out this year that I am waiting for with great anticipation and excitement is the Deland book. I expect this one to be the publication treat I will enjoy very much!

Bring it on RK...bring it on! :D

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Joe Mckay » March 3rd, 2018, 1:31 pm

It is March already! I was really hoping the book would be out by now.

Can't wait for the Deland book. I know you are always super busy, Richard. Just hoping it is not gonna' be long now.

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 3rd, 2018, 5:56 pm

Working on DeLand almost every day now. About two-thirds of the way through the book in putting in the captions for the images and making some final adjustments. Should certainly be off to China in two months or so.
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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Ted M » May 24th, 2018, 2:46 pm

The Secret History of Magic: The True Story of the Deceptive Art
by Peter Lamont (Author), Jim Steinmeyer (Author)
Scheduled release: July 17, 2018

Two renowned historians of stage magic team up to produce this definitive, engaging history of stage magic, from Ancient Egypt to David Copperfield.

This is the story of how conjurors managed to survive in a world of modern wonders. It is a history of unbelievable tales. Behind the tall tales is an extraordinary truth.

If you read the standard history of magic, you learn that it begins in ancient Egypt, with the resurrection of a goose before the Pharaoh. You discover how magicians were tortured and killed during the age of witchcraft. You hear colorful tales of conjurors who used their unique skills to deceive the enemy in war. The history of magic is full of such stories, which turn out not to be true. Behind the smoke and mirrors, however, lies the real story of magic.

It is a history of people from humble roots, who made and lost fortunes, and who deceived kings and queens. In order to survive, they concealed many secrets, yet they revealed some and they stole others. They exposed the methods of mediums and psychics. They engaged in deception, exposure, and betrayal, in a quest to make the impossible happen.

An ongoing series of technological wonders appeared, which previous generations would have considered magical. And yet in a world in which the most sophisticated technology is now taken for granted, we can still be astonished by tricks that were performed hundreds of years ago. The Secret History of Magic reveals what really happened, and how it was done. It is about why this matters in a world that no longer seems to have a place for magic, but which desperately needs a sense of wonder.

Hardcover: 368 pages
Publisher: TarcherPerigee (July 17, 2018)
https://www.amazon.com/dp/0143130633/

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 24th, 2018, 3:19 pm

And that book is our cover story for the July issue of Genii.
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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Ted M » May 24th, 2018, 3:29 pm

Call me Scoop!

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Bill Mullins » May 24th, 2018, 5:26 pm

Publisher's page on the book.

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Re: Books Scheduled for 2018?

Postby Roger M. » May 25th, 2018, 12:26 am

Well that has to go onto the "must buy" list, doesn't it.


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