The Resource Linking rings : William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America, James D. Robenalt, (electronic resource)

Linking rings : William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America, James D. Robenalt, (electronic resource)

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Linking rings : William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America
Title
Linking rings
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William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America
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James D. Robenalt
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Language
eng
Summary
William W. Durbin, businessman, political activist, and professional magician, was a major figure in Ohio politics during the first half of the twentieth century, serving as the powerful head of the Oho Democratic Party and as a senior official in the U.S. Treasury under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Durbin's story is that of a political maverick who knew how to manipulate behind-the-scenes activities, especially in Ohio's political arena. He was instrumental in William Jennings Bryan's near-defeat of William McKinley in Ohio, and two decades later he helped Woodrow Wilson reach the White House. Although Durbin's vocation was politics, his passion was magic. One of the nation's premier magicians, who performed on stage as The Past Master of the Black Art, he 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. Imaginatively told and thoroughly research, Linking Rings is an engaging biography narrated by James D. Robenalt, Durbin's great-grandson, who places himself with Durbin in a long car ride back to Ohio from Washington, D.C., in February 1937. Fans of magic and those interested in political history will find Linking Rings an engrossing read
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Biography type
individual biography
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E7B
Dewey number
  • 977.1/043/092
  • B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
F496.D87
LC item number
R63 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Linking rings : William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America, James D. Robenalt, (electronic resource)
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Linking rings : William W. Durbin and the magic and mystery of America, James D. Robenalt, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn861526851
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1 online resource (336 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781612774916
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(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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remote
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  • (Sirsi) f861526851
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