Carter Beats the Devil

Carter Beats the Devil

A Novel

Book - 2001
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Baker & Taylor
A powerful and richly-textured novel set in 1920 follows Charles Carter, a.k.a. Carter the Great, who has become a master illustionist borne out of loneliness and desperation, as he creates the most outrageous stunt of all involving President Harding--one that could cause his downfall. 150,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
America in the 1920s is a nation obsessed with magic. Not just the kind performed in theaters and on stages across the country, but the magic of technology, science, and prosperity. Enter Charles Carter - a.k.a. Carter the Great - a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. Fueled by a passion for magic born of desperation and loneliness, Carter has become a legend in his own time.
Carter the Great's thrilling act involves outrageous stunts carried out on elaborate sets before the most demanding of audiences. Night after night, in towns across the nation, he performs these masterful feats, bringing his unique brand of magic to those starved for wonder. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for his most outrageous stunt of all, which stars none other than President Warren G. Harding and which could end up costing Carter the reputation he has worked so hard to create.

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& Taylor

In 1920, Charles Carter, known as Carter the Great, who became a master illustionist out of loneliness and desperation, creates the most outrageous stunt of all, involving President Harding--one that could cause his downfall.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2001
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780786867349
0786867345
Characteristics: 483 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 25 cm

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hippo12
Feb 21, 2013

Period detail and magicians brought wonderfully to life.

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