His consuming passion—his obsession—was magic, especially card magic built on the techniques of professional cardsharps. “He’s nuts on the gambling. The Magician and the Cardsharp has ratings and 20 reviews. Harold said: I read this not long before I joined and just reread it now. I thoroughly enj. I’m on a library computer right now because I’m at a library. I picked up a great book called “The Magician and the Cardsharp”.

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The Magician and the Cardsharp: Vernon was thrilled to find master magician Paul Fox working a little carnival there, and he and Fox struck up a fast friendship. I wish I could write half as well as he has. Part magician, part gambler, this story predates the acceptance of magic into the mainstream.

It was cool and instantly restorative. The Other Brothers See all Editorial Reviews. The magician and the cardsharp: Feb 13, Tony magicia it liked it.

Maybe I should pick it up and give it another read Ive had had it for over a year and only 3 pages to go but I keep getting more and more books to read. Not Enabled Screen Reader: Vernon was the Lenin to the rest of these revolutionaries. Enter your mobile number or email address below cardshap we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.


I would also recommend this as a good companion for “Expert at the Card Table”, i. Sorry that I waited. It was what he puzzled over, theorized about, dreamed of.

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Itiro rated it it was amazing Jun 11, If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? With a rakish grin, the smoke of his cigarette curling up around his dark eyes, Vernon would deftly maneuver the cards with his long, elegant fingers, improvising with them the way a jazz musician might with his cornet, beginning an effect without knowing exactly where he was going to take it. That is the question that drives the story of The Magician and the Cardsharp.

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While swapping secrets with a Mexican gambler, he hears of mwgician guy he doesn’t quite believe is real – a legendary mystery man who deals perfectly from the center of the deck and who locals call the greatest cardsharp of all time. Explore the Home Gift Guide. To ask other readers questions about The Magician and the Cardsharpplease sign up.

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The Expert at the Card Table. I would easily tell you to pick this up right now because of how fun it was. But now in the Depression, audiences cardshafp longing for “Pennies From Heaven.


Vernon gravitated to New York and knocked about its carnivals, but following the stock market crash inhe ended up in Wichita, Kansas, where he made a living cutting silhouettes but lived for mastering sleight of hand. It had eluded everyone. Determined to find the reclusive genius, Vernon sets out on a journey through America’s shady, slick, and sinful side-from mob-run Kansas City through vardsharp towns that looked sleepy only in the daytime. It’s essentially maggician biography of Dai Vernon, but for a younger audience in a way.

Jun 13, Brian mcgee rated it it was amazing.

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To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes. He was tenacious, and he could handle people as well as he handled cards.

Tags What are tags? Sure, Villasenor agreed, he had been gambling pretty much all his life.

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