James Cook: Arts of Deception
Cook, James W.: The Arts of Deception
©2001 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Hardcover, 310 pages
ISBN 0-674-00457
James W. Cook: The Arts of Deception
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Comments: "Playing with fraud in the age of Barnum"

Contents (Chapters, from book):

1 Introduction - Thinking With Tricks
30 The Death and Rebirth of the Automation Chess Player
73 The Feejee Mermaid and the Market Revolution
119 Describing the Nondescript
163 Modern Magic
214 Queer Art Illusions
256 Epilogue - Barnum's Ghosts
269 Notes
309 Index