The Last Greatest Magician in the World - Jim Steinmeyer

The Last Greatest Magician in the World
  • Subtitle: Howard Thurston Versus Houdini & the Battles of the American Wizards
  • Publisher: Jeremy P. Tarcher (2011)
  • ISBN: 9781585428458
  • Type: Book
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Pages: 384
  • Category: History / Biography
  • Marco's Rating: Mediocre
  • Language: English
Marco's Comments:
Biography on Thurston with a lot of Houdini in it. I didn't really enjoy the book: it doesn't offer many new facts (except the part about Thurston's brother) and it's heavily influenced by Grace Thurston's book and the other books on Thurston on the market. The writing, too, is not as good as some of the other books by Steinmeyer. A very small photographic section adds value to the book, but it could have been improved by more photos.

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