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Bill Severn (1914–1992)

Author of Magic Across the Table

66+ Works 511 Members 5 Reviews

About the Author

Includes the name: Severn Bill

Also includes: William. Severn (2)

Works by Bill Severn

Magic Across the Table (1972) 42 copies
Magic in Your Pockets (1967) 21 copies
Bill Severn's Magic Mind (1953) 16 copies
Bill Severn's Magic Comedy (1963) 15 copies
Magic and magicians (1958) 13 copies
Magic with paper (1962) 11 copies
Bill Severn's Amazing Magic (1992) 10 copies
Magic Shows You Can Give (1974) 10 copies
Magic Fun for Everyone (1986) 8 copies
The state makers (1963) 8 copies
Packs of Fun (1967) 7 copies
Here's Your Hat (1963) 7 copies
People Words 5 copies
The right to vote (1972) 5 copies
Bill Severn's Magic Money (1993) 5 copies
Magic from Your Pocket (1965) 4 copies
Shadow Magic (1959) 4 copies
Hand in Glove (1965) 3 copies
The Life of James K. Polk (1965) 2 copies
The Right to Privacy, (1973) 2 copies
Place words 2 copies

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Best in Children's Books 18 (1959) 94 copies

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About magicians, not magic
 
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hcubic | Mar 8, 2019 |
Much more comprehensive than its title suggests, this book briskly tells the full story of the rise of fall of the Prohibition movement.

I read it long ago, and remembered it when I recently read Daniel Okrent's much longer Last Call. All the extra detail in Okrent merely corroborated what I remembered from Severn.
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KarlNarveson | Jan 12, 2012 |
The book is sub-titled: “The President Who Became Chief Justice”.
I don’t think is a particularly good book but it’s about a really good man. This country was very well served by William Howard Taft and not just as its President. He achieved some really amazing things as Governor General of the Philippines, he honchoed some of the work done in building the Panama Canal and he passed down some well thought out Supreme Court decisions – among a lot of other public services.
The book is written in easily readable, conversational style. That doesn’t make it a bad book; it makes it a surface treatment book. It would fit well into “The American Presidents Series” initiated by Arthur Schlesinger. Mr. Severn wrote some 30 books, many of them biographies of political and judicial figures, and a lot of books for children which might explain the simplicity of the style used in this one. I do recommend it, though, as it ties together all the threads of information attached to Mr. Taft’s name that turn up in Presidential biographies from McKinley through Hoover and it confirms that he was a very interesting man; as were his father and his son.… (more)
 
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gmillar | Feb 27, 2011 |
Traces the history of the portal to the United States
 
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