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Lonnie Dilan
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I'm going to have to say By Forces Unseen by Earnst Earick. This book has challenged me and it's just freaking fun.
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I would have to say the Amateur Magicians handbook by Henry Hay. I never get tired of reading this book, always somthing new to learn.
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Expert Card Technique. Still a lot to learn from that book.
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This question was about card books, right, since it's in this thread? In that case, I'd take Annotated Erdnase (while I curse the "Inner Circle" who allegedly gutted the Professor's annotations from "Revelations.") If I knew I was going to be on that island for a long time, and could pack like the Howells on "Gilligan's Island," I'd want to take my copy of Cardcraft. I'd have plenty of time to pester my "Girl Friday" with card tricks. (Or my volleyball.)

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I'd have to choose Harris's "Art of Astonishment" Series.
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Deffinetly one of the apocolypse books

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expert at the card table by erdnase...
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Bruce Elliot gets my vote classic secerets of magic and magic as a hobby and any thing by John Scarne
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I'd go with John Carney's "Carneycopia". I love that book, Steve Minch did a great job writing it. It's my favorite, no doubt.
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Arts of Astonishment all three bound as one
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If I could take the set it would be Card College, I have Vol 1 & 2 but still haven't read them fully and would have plenty of time for Vol 3&4

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I would chose any one of the Art of Astonishment books.
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The Complete Works of Derek Dingle. Smile
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Numero Uno: Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

Other favorites:
Secrets of Brother John Hammon
21st Century Card Magic
Buckley's Card Control
Smoke and Mirrors

13 Steps to Mentalism
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Anything by Simon Aronson. I'm working on memorizing the stack, and my head hurst juzt thnbkgb babout ti....1, Jack of spade;2, king of...
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Swami/Mantra. The island natives will think you're God
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1.Strong Magic - Ortiz
2.Annotated Erdnase - Erdnase / Ortiz
3.Cardshark/ = 2 /At the Card Table - Ortiz
4.Expert Card Techinque - H & B
5.The Trilogy - Martin Nash

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On 2002-09-10 23:28, cardguy wrote:
Numero Uno: Classic Magic of Larry Jennings

My only complaint about this book is that it is very poorly written. The book could be fully 1/3 shorter if the author had simply removed the superfluous verbiage extolling the brilliance of Mr. Jennings. If we didn't think his material great, why would we have bought the book in the first place?
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