Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America James David Robenalt

ISBN: 9780873388085

Published: May 19th 2004

Paperback

315 pages


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Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America  by  James David Robenalt

Linking Rings: William W. Durbin and the Magic and Mystery of America by James David Robenalt
May 19th 2004 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 315 pages | ISBN: 9780873388085 | 3.31 Mb

Travel back through time to meet FDRs magician. for a magical road trip with his direct ancestor, a real-life magician and politician. His book is one part magic history, one part American history and one part family history. Here we meetMoreTravel back through time to meet FDRs magician. for a magical road trip with his direct ancestor, a real-life magician and politician. His book is one part magic history, one part American history and one part family history. Here we meet presidents, candidates, conjurers and Civil War soldiers.

His account of the first convention of the international Brotherhood of Magicians provides an accurate glimpse of people who loved magic and made it their livelihood. There is much to learn from this book, but perhaps the most important message is to cherish our history and celebrate our own unique family stories.

David Copperfield magician, was a major figure in Ohio politics during the first half of the twentieth century, serving as the powerful head of the Ohio Democratic Party and as a senior official in the U.S. Treasury under Franklin D.

Roosevelt. Durbins story is that of a political maverick who knew how to manipulate behind-the-scenes activities, especially in Ohios political arena. He was instrumental in William Kennings Bryans near-defeat of William McKinley in Ohio, and two decades later he helped Woodrow Wilson reach the White House. nations premier magicians who performed on stage as The Past Master of the Black Art, the was the first elected president of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, a professional organization that has grown since its first convention in Kenton, Ohio in 1926 to number more than 15,000 members today.

biography narrated by James D. Robenalt, Durbins great-grandson, who places himself with Durbin in a long car ride back to Ohio from Washington, D.C., in February 1937. Rings an engrossing read.



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