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Carter Beats The Devil
Carter Beats The Devil
Author: Glen David Gold
NOTE- the ISBN actually ends in "9" but the system keeps kicking out a number ending in "5" instead. — Charles Carter ? a.k.a. Carter the Great ? is a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for the greatest stunt of all, which stars none other than...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780340824405
ISBN-10: 0340824409
Pages: 563
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  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 2 ratings
Publisher: Sceptre
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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WestofMars avatar reviewed Carter Beats The Devil on + 162 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Charles Carter was a real person and this historical story about him set in the time of vaudeville and swirling around President Warren G. Harding is nothing short of a fun (if a bit long) read.
HBNole avatar reviewed Carter Beats The Devil on + 53 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
One of my two favorite books of all time! (The other being "A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving.) I loved the characters so much that I was sad when the book ended. It is a thrilling read, very fun, good sense of humor. Astonishing that it's based in fact.
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Helpful Score: 2
Fantastic journey to and through magic. A must read.
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Helpful Score: 2
Wonderful, fun book!!
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One of my favorite novels in recent years. This is the story of a magician (Carter)in late nineteenth/early twentieth century San Francisco. The plot flashes between the present, where Carter is suspected of having killed Warren Harding, and past events in Carter's life. Gold creates a really vivd sense of time and place, the characters are interesting, and it's just a very fun book with an engaging mystery.
Hophead avatar reviewed Carter Beats The Devil on + 283 more book reviews
Terrific book! This novel caught my interest immediately and kept me riveted. Excellent character development, spot-on historical detail, fascinating explanation of vaudeville magic shows, plus the inventor of television! Great ending, too. My highest recommendation.
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Excellent read. I highly recommend this book.
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Fast paced, well researched, illuminating insight into the world of magic in it's heyday in the 20's.


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