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Dai Vernon: A Biography--Artist - Magician - Muse (Vol. 1: 1894-1941)

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Dai Vernon: the last great undiscovered artist of the 20th century.

His medium was magic and with it, Vernon turned the clandestine world of conjuring on its ear with virtuoso sleight-of-hand and a dogged pursuit for perfection.

Born in 1894 in Ottawa, the son of a Canadian civil servant, Vernon moved to New York - Manhattan - in 1915, and never looked back. Miracles flowe

Hardcover, 366 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by Squash Publishing
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Jeff Kowalk
I thoroughly enjoyed this well-written biography (part 1). However, I believe that the cast of characters could be confusing to those who are not already familiar with US magic "history" (even though they are all well developed and defined in context). Additionally, it's disappointing that part 2 is not available and has not even been announced. Nevertheless, I look forward to reading the next installment since the current book was so good!
Fantastic read. Thoroughly enjoyed it. I do wish Mr. Ben would hurry up already and write the second book. I've been waiting years for it!
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