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USEFUL BOOKS (an annotated Bibliography):

Card Playing
  • Scarne, John. Scarne on Cards. New York: New American Library. 1991.ISBN:0451149491. [ discusses rules of play (both home and casino), strategy, and how to avoid becoming the victim of cheats. Excellent book. Written by a world famous sleight of hand magician as a guide to GIs in WWII. Still an excellent reference ]
  • Scarne, John. Scarne's New Complete Guide to Gambling. New York: Simon and Schuster. 1986. ISBN: 0671630636. [ a comprehensive guide to casino, lottery, track, carnival, amusement park, and bazaar gambling, complete with commentary on bookmakers and spotting/coping with cheaters and hustlers. Also discusses private betting proposition cheats and hustles. Highly recommended ]

Card Magic

Coin Magic

  • Bobo, J.B. The New Modern Coin Magic. Chicago: Magic Inc. 1966.ISBN:Unknown. [ the bible of close-up coin magic, formerly only available in magic stores. Lots of good diagrams and clear explanations. Highly recommended ]. Seems to be out-of-print, but this appears to be the latest version:

    Bobo, J.B. Modern Coin Magic (revised and Greatly Enlarged edition. Magic, Inc. 2002. ISBN: unknown.

Rope Magic

  • Robbins, Antony; McClendon, Joseph. Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement. New York: Fireside Books. 1997.ISBN:0684845776. [ this is the most significant book I've ever read dealing with personal development; it's changed my life and the way I interact with others. Highly Recommended ]

  • ACBL (American Contract Bridge League)
  • Cleveland, Ohio [ If you'd like to learn about our town ]
  • Denny and Lee Magic Studio [ created by Denny Haney when he became disillusioned with the commercialization of magic shops ]
  • The Magic Warehouse [ online source for all sorts of magical tricks and paraphernalia ]
  • IBM (the other one: The International Brotherhood of Magicians) [ Wannabees, amateurs, and professionals all belong to this group; local groups known as Magic Rings exist throughout the world ]
  • Magictricks.com [ another source of magical goodies ]
  • SAM (the Society of American Magicians) [ another group for those interested in magic; has local chapters ]
  • Tannen’s Magic [ One of the oldest and best magic suppliers–it’s been around since 1925. ]
Movie/Video Sites You Might Enjoy
  • Filmsite
    [ Greatest movie moments and scenes from “the most classic, important, and influential films in cinematic history”. Interesting site. ]
  • Internet Movie Database (IMDB) [Lots of movie synopses and other information about movies and movie stars. Very highly recommended]
  • Metacritic.com [ Read reviews of movies, videos, games, and music ]
  • Fandango’s Movies Coming Soon [ See trailers for upcoming movies ]
  • Mittersill Ski Resort [ Located in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire; it’s a beautiful place ]