21st Century Magic James Swain 1st Edition


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"Cards are power; learn to harness that power, and you will be forever rewarded" - From Preface by James Swain. 

James Swain's book - 21st Century Card Magic - has stunningly effective simple card routines. Improve your sleight-of-hand card skills immediately and with ease. Thorough instructions with photo illustrated explanations to learn. 

From Introduction by Bill Malone 

"This book is a perfect way to start off the new century. I have tried many of these routines in front of real people and can attest to their greatness. This book has something for everyone, whether you are a beginner or an accomplished sleight of hand magician...There are so many routines in this book worth performing that I do not have time to mention them all...It is a well known saying, if you can find one trick in a book that you can actually use than you've gotten your money's worth. Well, with this book, you will get your money's worth over and over again." 

Contents: Includes Sleights taught for each routine 

ix Preface 
xi Introduction by Bill Malone 
3 Departure: Invisible Shulien Revelation 
7 Tongue in Cheek: Ascanio's Faro Shuffle idea 
11 Metamorphosis: Frank Garcia's Pirouette Double Lift; J.K. Hartman's Covered Cop Transfer 
17 Ice Breaker: Paul LePaul Flourish 
20 A Tribute to Dunninger 
23 The 21 Card Trick: Gene Finnell's Free Cut Principle; Jay Ose's False Cut; Marlo's Flash Speller 
26 Tale of Titanic Thompson 
29 Psychic Poker: Phil Goldstein's Binary Cut Sorting Process 
33 Bill Malone's "Cut Em High and Tie" 
35 Birds of a Feather: Brother Hamman's Swivel Switch; Larry Jenning's Modification of Daryl's Display Sequence 
43 Diving Rod: Marlo's Cut and Shuffle Sequence 
46 Miraculous: Frank Thompson's Four Card Revelation 
50 Equivocally Triumphant 
53 The Miracle Deck: Peeking a Card During the Pass 
57 The Last Good Trick: Gene Maze's Card Box Load 
60 The Four Robbers 
64 21st Century Assembly 
68 Del Ray's Handling of LePaul's Gymnastic Aces 
71 Too Many Jokers 


75 Look Away Force 
78 Steve Bedwell Control Variation 
80 Card Warp Display 
83 Unloading a Card 
85 Peek, Stop, Touch 
87 2 Full-Deck Controls 
91 The Dummy Force 
93 The Dummy Pass 
95 The Dummy Fan Force 

Tricks of The Masters 

99 Mike Skinner's Placement Principle: Marlo's Faro Check 
102 Count on It (Paul Cummins) 
105 Persi's Collectors (Persi Diaconis): Marlo's Mechanical Second Revelation 
108 I Am In Debt (Fred Kaps): Marlo's Book Break 
111 Instant Aces (Larry Jennings): Ken Krenzel's Mechanical Reverse 
114 Shipwrecked (Daryl, Bill Malone) 
117 Quick D-Way 
123 Royal Aces (Ron Ferris): Benzais Cut with two cards; Walter Scott's technique for Dealing Seconds 
127 1002nd Aces (Alex Elmsley) 
131 Sympathetic Thirteen (Nate Leipsig): Paul Curry's Swindle Switch 

Gambling Routines 

137 Poker Interchange Redux 
140 Center Deal Demo/The Muck: Alex Elmsley's Just Lucky Shuffle; The Drop Switch (Original) 
144 Just Lucky Eight Card Stack 
147 21st Century Magician vs. Gambler 

Larry Jennings 

149 Famous Chop Cup Routine 

Pages: 156 - Hardbound, Photo-Illustrated