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jacket/cover - click for larger view Fooling Houdini : magicians, mentalists, math geeks, and the hidden powers of the mind
Alex Stone.
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From the back rooms of New York City's age-old magic societies to cutting-edge psychology labs, a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the mysterious and vibrant world of magic recounts the author's quest to join the ranks of master magicians.
2012; 301 p.; isbn:0061766216 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Hello, gorgeous : becoming Barbra Streisand
William J. Mann.
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2012; 566 p.; isbn:0547368925 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Who I am : a memoir
Pete Townshend.
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Spanning his entire life, the founding member of The Who presents a candid memoir that reveals his struggles with drugs, sex, and the ghosts of his troubled past, while detailing the band's meteoric rise to international fame.
2012; 538 p.; isbn:0062127241 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Volcker : the triumph of persistence
William L. Silber.
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A profile of the former Federal Reserve chairman lauds his handling of multiple economic crises, crediting him with restoring America's financial system in the 1970s and aiding the Obama administration with establishing Wall Street regulations.
2012; 454 p.; isbn:1608190706 More Information

jacket/cover - click for larger view Howard Zinn : a life on the left
Martin Duberman.
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A portrait of the life and achievements of the progressive activist, author, and teacher examines his roles as an anti-war veteran, an iconic contributor to the civil rights movement, and dedicated white professor at a historically black college.
2012; 365 p.; isbn:1595586784 More Information

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