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FLEECING GRANDMA & GRANDPA
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    For the elderly, being the victim of fraud can be disastrous, and they are the most common and vulnerable targets of everyday scams, cons and frauds. From identity theft to gambling scams, from power of attorney issues to pyramid schemes, criminals relieve the elderly of their money and their homes. Describe the most common scams, offers the stories of actual victims, and details ways to protect yourself. 184 pgs, hardcover, 2004

    FOOLPROOF CARD TRICKS FOR THE AMATEUR MAGICIAN
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    DOVER PUBLICATIONS INC. Item #: 780 -

      Master the art of illusion with this collection of 183 easy-to-learn card tricks, accompanied by 197 illustrations. Drawn from two popular books by the bestselling magician, it's perfect for amateurs - and professionals who want to increase their repertoire. Mystify friends with everything from shuffle setups to card telepathy, using coins, telephones and other props. 136 Pgs. 2009

      FRAUDS DECEPTIONS & SWINDLES
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      Item #: 9780816044221 -

        From the Civil War gold hoax to Wall Street insider trading, Sifakis takes a hard look at some of the most devious schemes and characters in U.S. history. More than 150 entries examine crooked and crafty plots, petty swindles, wide-scale deceptions, and the dishonest men and women who perpetrated them. From televangelist Reverend Jim Bakker to con man 'Count' Victor Lustig, who twice 'sold' the Eiffel Tower, this enlightening history of grifts, cheats and gambles is for anyone...

        GAMBLERS, GRIFTERS & GOOD OL BOYS
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        Item #: 9780897460569 -

          Meet fascinating characters with intriguing lifestyles and get an idea of what it's really like behind the scenes, from casinos to the books, from con men to horseplayers, in 40-plus short stories on many facets of the gambling world. 166 pgs, paperback, 1986

          GEMS OF MENTAL MAGIC
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          Item #: 2859 -

            Part of the Buckley Trilogy (Principles and Deceptions being the other), Arthur Buckley and John Brown Cook wrote their Gems in 1947 and no other book comes close to their effort. Over 30 complete routines are presented with such clarity that anyone who wished to add a new dimension to his act need only adapt the routines to his style. 132 Pgs.1973

            HAND MUCKING: THE ART OF SWITCHING CARDS IN PLAY
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            Item #: 616043914480 -

              A balance of illustrations and analysis of moves like The Gambler's Palm; The classic Palm; Switching Palms; Pinch Palm; One Card Blackjack Muck; Two Card Muck; One Card Stud Poker Muck; One Card Pick Up; A Pair for Poker. Designed to help protect players against cheats. 50 pgs, spiralbound, 1982

              HOUDINI ON MAGIC
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              Item #: 9780486203843 -

                Eight major sections include numerous tricks performed by Houdini, including Handcuffs and Restraints; Rope Magic; Houdini on Magicians; Challenges and Escapes; Spooks; Tricks; Miscellaneous Mystery; and Right Way to do Wrong. 280 pgs, paperback, 1953

                HOW GAMBLERS WIN: OR THE SECRETS OF ADVANTAGE PLAYING
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                Item #: 9780978067540 -

                  Originally published in 1865, this is one of the earliest publications on the subject of advantage play or cheating at cards. This beautifully done reprint of the 1868 edition offers outsiders a fuller understanding of how to execute the techniques described. Not a photocopied edition of the original, it has been totally reset but it does include all the original work, including the ads. 91 pgs, hardcover, 2008

                  HOW THEY CHEAT YOU AT CARDS
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                  Item #: 985 -

                    Entertaining stories translated from the original French descriptions of cheating techniques written by famed Eugene Villiod who also wrote The Stealing Machine around the turn of the century. In the same amusing and informative style. 192 Pgs.1979

                    HOW TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL CON ARTIST
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                    PALADIN ENTERPRISES Item #: 998 -

                      A fool and his money are soon parted, so the saying goes. And if the job is done right, the fool doesn't even realize it's happened until the wily con artist has moved on to the next victim or the next town. In this entertaining and eye-opening book, Marlock takes the reader into the mind and greedy heart of the con man. You'll learn the mechanics behind famous swindles such as the pigeon drop, the Jamaican switch, bank-examiner schemes, three-card monte and even fortune-telling....

                      HOW TO CHEAT AT EVERYTHING: A CON MAN REVEALS THE SECRETS
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                      Item #: 9781560259732 -

                        A con man reveals the secrets of cheating, scams and hustles in this roller-coaster ride through bar bets, street hustles, carnivals, Internet fraud, big and small cons, card and dice games and more. Includes the exact frauds that the NYPD regard as the most common and dangerous today and top tips on how to avoid each one. Not just a "here's how the con works" book, this one guides you through the set up, the talk, the sell, everything about the con and how you can be suckered...

                        HOW TO CHEAT YOUR FRIENDS AT POKER
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                        Item #: 9780312360689 -

                          Jillette is the larger, louder half of the performing team Penn & Teller. He and co-author Lynn and a lifetime card player named "Dickie Richards" that Penn claims has earned thousands of dollars over 30 years of cheating at home poker games, have recorded Dickie's wisdom, filtered through the showman style of Jillette. This is not a book about how to play poker, it's about how to cheat, make money and win big. But most importantly, it's about cheat-proofing your own...

                          IT WAS NEVER A GAMBLE: THE LIFE & TIMES OF A 1900S HUSTLER
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                          Item #: 9780595099221 -

                            The true story of early 1900's gambler and hustler Jimmy James. Born in 1900, he left home at the age of 14 and made a living by taking advantage of others greed. In a time when the rules were few and enforcement was often left to one's own conscious, there could be big rewards for anyone with the intestinal fortitude to bend the rules. This is the story of a hustler and gambler's journey through many adventures, twists and turns, ups and downs. Cards, dice, roulette: No game was...

                            JUMBO POWER ACES
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                            Item #: 616043914497 -

                              A card is selected from a regular deck (say the eight of spades). A prediction envelope is displayed and four jumbo cards (7"x4.5") are removed in a stack. The face card is the ace of hearts. The spectator is asked if he selected the ace of hearts. When he answers no, the cards are fanned as you say, "How about the ace of spades?, ace of diamonds?, ace of clubs?," showing all four aces in a fan. The fan is closed as you say, "But the suite of one of these aces does...

                              JUMBO QUICK MONTE
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                              Item #: 616043914503 -

                                The "Three Card Monte" has long been a popular scam game played on the streets of most major cities and featured in movies and on television. It has also become a staple in most magicians' acts. There have been thousands of variations published through the years, as it is one of the few gambling themed routines that can be followed by all audiences. The most popular of all Monte routines is "Color Monte" which was originally published by Bill Elliott as "3 Card...

                                KEEPING CARNIES HONEST
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                                Item #: 9780962168512 -

                                  A Police Officer's Field Guide to Carnival Game Inspections. 48 Pages Paperbound 1990

                                  LADY LUCK AINT NO LADY
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                                  Item #: 1166 -

                                    Cute collection of cartoons about situations and absurdities at the track and in casinos. Worth a few chuckles to relieve the tensions of play. 64 Pgs.1975

                                    LAS VEGAS CARD EXPERT ALLAN ACKERMAN
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                                    Item #: 894143001495 -

                                      Allan Ackerman is a true card expert. In addition to being one of the most respected card men in the world he has created many original routines and techniques that are in common use. This double length DVD combines his two previously released videos -  The Las Vegas Card Expert and Every Move a Move, where he performs, demonstrates and explains many of his best creations. Allan also reminisces about Edward Marlo and gives his insight and advice on sleight-of-hand. Routines performed and...

                                      LEARN HOW TO STACK A DECK
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                                      Item #: 616043916798 -

                                        A sleight of hand and casino surveillance expert shows step-by-step methods for various card-sharp moves often used in private and home games but also sometimes attempted by casino dealers. Some of the deck-stacking moves he shows are the cold deck set-up, the hay maker, and the four card stack. 2008

                                        LETS SEE THE DECK
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                                        Item #: 1206 -

                                          Fourteen card tricks from Marlo: Count Down Flourish; Age-Old Card Control; Imitation of Scarne; One Hand Reverse; Handling Improved; Third Rosini; Aces in Reverse; Hotel Mystery; Aces Disregarded; Nu Presentation; Flying Reverse; Psychological Out; Blindfold Poker Deal; and Gardner Marlo Poker Routine. 32 pgs, paperback, 1942

                                          DETECT DECEIT: HOW TO BECOME A HUMAN LIE DETECTOR IN UNDER 60 MINUTES
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                                          Item #: 646 -

                                            Lying is a normal part of human communication and is sometimes necessary to protect someone��_��s feelings, but there are also malicious lies meant to deceive, cheat, and defraud. You can��_��t always rely on what comes out of someone��_��s mouth. It doesn��_��t take mind reading superpowers to be able to tell when someone is lying��_��_��_but it does take special skills and a little practice. In Lie Detecting 101, international expert in undercover operations Dr. David Craig provides readers...

                                            LITTLE GIANT ENCYCLOPEDIA: CARD & MAGIC TRICKS
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                                            Item #: 9781402760051 -

                                              The world of magic is shrouded in mystery…until now! Little Giant Encyclopedia: Card & Magic Tricks reveals some of the basic secrets of conjuring and illusion. It begins with 30 pages of card handling methods that any beginner will find worthwhile. The magical card section features 83 mathematical tricks using special props and novelties, and you’ll also find 66 magical sleights of hand using coins, silks and handkerchiefs, string, rope and paper. There’s even a section...

                                              MAGIC AND SHOWMANSHIP: A HANDBOOK FOR CONJURERS
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                                              Item #: 9780486410876 -

                                                Highly instructive book by a noted authority on the subject analyzes every phase of conjuring, from sleights, devices, misdirection, and controlling audience attention to incorporating patter and the effective use of assistants. Provides recommendations on the use of body language, posture, positioning, and movement. 60 original routines -- from simple card tricks to major illusions. 322 pgs, paperback, 1969

                                                MAGIC IN THEORY
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                                                Item #: 616043914268 -

                                                  There is more to magic than the specific secret that lies behind the specific trick. Psychology is central to the art of deception, and magicians recognize that an understanding of the psychology of magic is an important part of being a good magician. This book presents the theoretical and psychological elements of magic in a way that is accessible to a non-technical readership. It will provide magicians with a better understanding of the part psychology can play in developing their skills....

                                                  MAGIC TRICKS & CARD TRICKS
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                                                  Item #: 616043914282 -

                                                    Includes impromptu deceptions like Coin Through the Hand, Flying Dime, Down your Sleeve, Counting Chalk, Bill in the Egg. 35 magic tricks in all. 40 card tricks include card in the pocket, 13 principle, eight kings and others, along with methods of false shuffling, palming, gliding, preparing the cards. 94 pgs, paperback, 1954

                                                    MAGIC TRICKS & ILLUSIONS
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                                                    Item #: 9780804870344 -

                                                      Long out of print, this book takes the mystery out of magic and demonstrates how anyone can amuse and baffle people. Starts with simple routines and moves to elaborate maneuvers. Some of the tricks include the Vanashing Bird Cage, Chinese Egg Bag Trick, Flying Coin, Bodiless Lady Illusion, Talking Skull, Great Levitation, Table Lifting and the Escape from the Iron Trunk. 241 Pgs. 1990

                                                      MAGIC TRICKS, CARD SHUFFLING AND COMPUTER MEMORIES
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                                                      Item #: 9780883855270 -

                                                        Explores the interconnections between these seemingly unrelated topics. Written for undergraduate math, computer science and electrical engineer majors, it is accessible to magicians who want to understand the mathematics of card shuffling. A fun book that looks at: the Perfect shuffle, Order of Shuffles, Shuffle Groups, Generalizing the Perfect Shuffle, and Dynamic Computer Memories. These categories include things like the stay-stack principle; moving cards in a deck; out-shuffling; and...

                                                        MAGICIANS MAGIC
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                                                        Item #: 9780486431765 -

                                                          Curry incorporated thoroughly engrossing material with a style that was truly elegant. This book by a "magician's magician" discloses the secrets behind a collection of close-up marvels - including the author's "Out of the World," reputed to be the best card trick of the past century. Illustrations Indexed 269 Pages Paperbound 1965

                                                          MARKED CARDS
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                                                            You can mystify people with your magic ability with this deck of cards. Perform mind-defying feats with little practice as you  read the back of every card. Once the wrapper is removed, no one will know these cards are marked. Easy to read instructions are included.

                                                            MARLO ON ERDNASE
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                                                            HOUDINI'S MAGIC SHOP Item #: 9408 -

                                                              Subtitled 'Annotation and Marginalia on Expert at the Card Table. Why are magicians and gamblers still interested in Expert at the Card Table? Why has this book attracted more attention today than when initially published? There may be as many answers as there are questions regarding this book. One of the most important books ever written on the subject(s) of card magic and cheating with cards. Illustrations 248 Pgs. 2007

                                                              MASTER KEY & RUN-UP SYSTEMS
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                                                                Two systems for card manipulation. Master Key deals with various card- marking schemes. Run-Up Systems is about cutting, shuffling, stacking. 56 pages Paperbound 1951 Reprinted

                                                                MAX MAVENS JUMBO BWAVE
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                                                                Item #: 616043914534 -

                                                                  Max Maven created a sensation when he released his original "B'Wave." Practically every magician on the planet owns one, carries it and uses it. Since that time many have created variations but this classic version has stood the test of time and is still the best. You display four Jumbo blue-backed cards (said to be four queens). A spectator selects one of the queens. The named queen is shown to be the only one that is face up. It is also the only one with a red back. To...

                                                                  MEIR YEDIDS CARD ANIMATIONS
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                                                                  Item #: 97800981916620 -

                                                                    Meir Yedid was the first person to win the Society Of American Magician’s Close-Up Magic Championship more than once. He was also awarded the Society’s rarely presented Originality Medal. Meir has spent the last 30 years touring throughout the world performing and teaching his brand of creative magic. This book features Meir's offbeat magic where he uses ordinary playing cards in extraordinary ways. All of these routines are visual, quirky and very memorable. Routines Include:...

                                                                    MIRACLE CARD CHANGES
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                                                                    Item #: 616043914541 -

                                                                      Step by step instruction on hw to make one card appear, disappear, and seem to be another card. 24 pgs, paperback, 1954

                                                                      MODERN COIN MAGIC
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                                                                      Item #: 1314 -

                                                                        Originally published in 1952, this edition contains four new chapters. Includes many illustrations for hundreds of coin sleights and tricks. 358 pgs, paperback, 1982

                                                                        MULTIPLE SHIFT
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                                                                        Item #: 616043914558 -

                                                                          Practical methods of shifting cards. 59 pgs, paperback, 1961