Win the Crowd Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Win the Crowd

  • Author : Steve Cohen
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780061757563

Win the Crowd Excerpt :

Would You Like to Become More Commanding, Convincing, And Charismatic? In this book, Steve Cohen, master magician and star of the long-running Chamber Magic show in New York City, will reveal the secrets of all great showmen and magicians—how to persuade, influence, and charm, and ultimately accomplish the things you've always wanted to do. As Cohen writes, "You'll discover how to take over a room, read people, and build anticipation to a feverish pitch so people are burning to hear what you have to say." Win the Crowd will teach you Steve Cohen's Maxims of Magic, simple rules you can use to take charge of practically any situation, from on-the-job disagreements to dating to important cocktail parties. The Maxims of Magic will wash away insecurities and hesitations, and replace them with confidence, poise, and leadership. What's more, Steve Cohen will show you: How to Create a Magic Moment. Capturing people's imaginations and attention so they listen carefully to every word you say. How to Command a Room. Showing everyone in the room that you are speaking right to them, making them all feel unique—and completely focused on you. How to Read People. Learning to sense what people are feeling and thinking as you speak, what they want from you, and how to make them feel like they are getting it. Misdirection. The most important trick in all of magic—getting inside people's heads, and directing what they are thinking at every minute. When you strip away the sleight of hand tricks, magicians are essentially masters of attracting and holding attention and impressing audiences, exactly the psychological secrets you need to be successful in life and business.

The Book of Iowa Films Book

The Book of Iowa Films

  • Author : Marty Knepper
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-08-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN 10 : 9780990428916

The Book of Iowa Films Excerpt :

This is the first comprehensive history of films made in or about Iowa. It reflects some twenty years of collecting, lecturing, and talking with some of Iowa's current generation of independent filmmakers. It covers the span from 1918 to 2013 and gives important background information on dozens of high profile films such as the STATE FAIR films of 1933 and 1945, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, FIELD OF DREAMS, and many others. It is designed as a companion for the State Historical Society's blockbuster "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition in Des Moines that is scheduled to run at least through 2016. The book has an interpretive essay covering the entire history as well as paragraph length descriptions of each film. A user-friendly feature is the Index of Films, which makes it easy to locate discussions of individual films. Marty Knepper is a featured commentator on video screens in the "Hollywood in the Heartland" exhibition.

Long Christmas Dinner  The Book

Long Christmas Dinner The

  • Author : Thornton Wilder
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1932
  • Genre: American drama
  • Pages : 36
  • ISBN 10 : 0573662827

Long Christmas Dinner The Excerpt :

"The Long Christmas Dinner - nine decades long - showcases the lives of several generations of the Bayard family, and some of their Christmas dinners. Wilder breaks the boundaries of time as we measure it, and invites us to partake of 'one long, happy Christmas dinner' - past, present, and future. As generations appear, have children, wither, and depart, only the audience appreciates what changes and what remains the same. 'Every last twig is wrapped around with ice. You almost never see that, ' young Genevieve marvels, not realizing that her mother made this observation years earlier, or that her daughter-in-law will one day do the same."--

Mind Control 101   How to Influence the Thoughts and Actions of Others Without Them Knowing Or Caring Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Mind Control 101 How to Influence the Thoughts and Actions of Others Without Them Knowing Or Caring

  • Author : J. K. Ellis
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2011-09-12
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 182
  • ISBN 10 : 9781430318156

Mind Control 101 How to Influence the Thoughts and Actions of Others Without Them Knowing Or Caring Excerpt :

Why would someone write a book on Mind Control? Because as much as we try to elevate ourselves above being human animals we are, in fact, animals. We are subject to the wants and desires of any being with a genome and vertebrae. To rise above that is an admirable and a task we should take on as a worthy spiritual endeavor. But to deny that we are, truly, animals is to lie to ourselves. We must deal with people who may not be so enlightened advanced as we are. They may desire what we have and be secretly filled with envy and contempt. The worst event is to have these suspicions fulfilled and then be pulled down into the politics of man. Do we deny that it's happening and hope others will be touched by our honesty and good will enough to change? Or do we drop our highest spiritual ideals and play their game? I would like to suggest a radically different strategy. Take the game of manipulation and Mind Control and make it a part of your spirituality.

Mental Mysteries Book

Mental Mysteries

  • Author : Theodore Annemann
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1929
  • Genre: Card tricks
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:28612408

Mental Mysteries Excerpt :

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading Book

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading

  • Author : Ian Rowland
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2015-06-26
  • Genre: Palmistry
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 095584763X

The Full Facts Book of Cold Reading Excerpt :

"How can you talk to a complete stranger as if you have known them all your life? Is it really possible to read someone's thoughts and feelings within seconds of meeting them? In ... explains the secrets of the oldest and most powerful psychological persuasion system in the world"--Back cover.

Switch Book


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Magic
  • Pages : 346
  • ISBN 10 : 1931482047

Switch Excerpt :

The History of Jazz Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The History of Jazz

  • Author : Ted Gioia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 1997-11-20
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 481
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199840298

The History of Jazz Excerpt :

Jazz is the most colorful and varied art form in the world and it was born in one of the most colorful and varied cities, New Orleans. From the seed first planted by slave dances held in Congo Square and nurtured by early ensembles led by Buddy Belden and Joe "King" Oliver, jazz began its long winding odyssey across America and around the world, giving flower to a thousand different forms--swing, bebop, cool jazz, jazz-rock fusion--and a thousand great musicians. Now, in The History of Jazz, Ted Gioia tells the story of this music as it has never been told before, in a book that brilliantly portrays the legendary jazz players, the breakthrough styles, and the world in which it evolved. Here are the giants of jazz and the great moments of jazz history--Jelly Roll Morton ("the world's greatest hot tune writer"), Louis Armstrong (whose O-keh recordings of the mid-1920s still stand as the most significant body of work that jazz has produced), Duke Ellington at the Cotton Club, cool jazz greats such as Gerry Mulligan, Stan Getz, and Lester Young, Charlie Parker's surgical precision of attack, Miles Davis's 1955 performance at the Newport Jazz Festival, Ornette Coleman's experiments with atonality, Pat Metheny's visionary extension of jazz-rock fusion, the contemporary sounds of Wynton Marsalis, and the post-modernists of the Knitting Factory. Gioia provides the reader with lively portraits of these and many other great musicians, intertwined with vibrant commentary on the music they created. Gioia also evokes the many worlds of jazz, taking the reader to the swamp lands of the Mississippi Delta, the bawdy houses of New Orleans, the rent parties of Harlem, the speakeasies of Chicago during the Jazz Age, the after hours spots of corrupt Kansas city, the Cotton Club, the Savoy, and the other locales where the history of jazz was made. And as he traces the spread of this protean form, Gioia provides much insight into the social context in which the music was born. He shows f

Bebop Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings


  • Author : Thomas Owens
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1996-05-23
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0195355539

Bebop Excerpt :

"When bebop was new," writes Thomas Owens, "many jazz musicians and most of the jazz audience heard it as radical, chaotic, bewildering music." For a nation swinging to the smoothly orchestrated sounds of the big bands, this revolutionary movement of the 1940s must have seemed destined for a short life on the musical fringe. But today, Owens writes, bebop is nothing less than "the lingua franca of jazz, serving as the principal musical language of thousands of jazz musicians." In Bebop, Owens conducts us on an insightful, loving tour through the music, players, and recordings that changed American culture. Combining vivid portraits of bebop's gigantic personalities with deft musical analysis, he ranges from the early classics of modern jazz (starting with the 1943 Onyx Club performances of Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford, Don Byas, and George Wallington) through the central role of Charlie Parker, to an instrument-by-instrument look at the key players and their innovations. Illustrating his discussion with numerous musical excerpts, Owens skillfully demonstrates why bebop was so revolutionary, with fascinating glimpses of the tempestuous jazz world: Thelonious Monk, for example, did "everything 'wrong' in the sense of traditional piano technique....Because his right elbow fanned outward away from his body, he often hit the keys at an angle rather than in parallel. Sometimes he hit a single key with more than one finger, and divided single-line melodies between two hands." In addition to his discussions of individual instruments and players, Owens examines ensembles, with their sometimes volatile collaborations: in the Jazz Messengers, Benny Golson told of how his own mellow saxophone playing would get lost under Art Blakey's furious drumming: "He would do one of those famous four-bar drum rolls going into the next chorus, and I would completely disappear. He would holler over at me, 'Get up out of that hole!'" In this marvelous account, Owens comes right

Annemann Book


  • Author : Theodore Annemann
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Magic tricks
  • Pages : 621
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:30580855

Annemann Excerpt :

Institutional Advancement Book

Institutional Advancement

  • Author : E. Proper
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-12-04
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137374301

Institutional Advancement Excerpt :

Institutional Advancement comprehensively reviews and evaluates the published empirical research on advancement in higher education of the last 23 years, covering fundraising, alumni relations, public relations, marketing, and the role of institutional leadership in all of these.

Absolute Magic Book
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

Absolute Magic

  • Author : Derren Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Magic
  • Pages : 251
  • ISBN 10 : 097279381X

Absolute Magic Excerpt :

Crescendo of the Virtuoso Book

Crescendo of the Virtuoso

  • Author : Paul Metzner
  • Publisher : Studies on the History of Society and Culture
  • Release Date : 2018-05-28
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520301191

Crescendo of the Virtuoso Excerpt :

During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outré for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1999.

Swing Shift Book

Swing Shift

  • Author : Sherrie Tucker
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2001-05-23
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 428
  • ISBN 10 : 0822328178

Swing Shift Excerpt :

Details the history of all-women's swing bands that toured extensively during World War II and after, providing first-hand accounts, archival research, and information on how the bands affected American society and culture.