Finally, here's how to do all those showy tricks and flourishes that card players are dying to know: how to send a deck
cascading from one hand to the other. How to snap open two flawless fans. How to cut a deck with one hand. Choose four
aces seemingly at random. Flick a card accurately across the room.
The clearest, easiest-to-follow book of step-by-step directions, The Amazing Book of Cards will show anyone how to do 52
amazing things with a deck of cards. Written by Joshua Jay, the award-winning close-up magician and card-obsessed author
of Magic: The Complete Course, The Amazing Book of Cards combines friendly, concise text and full-color photos with a
full-length DVD that teaches the lessons and shows the subtleties of performance. Here are simple, killer tricks, like
"Presto Prediction," which performs the impossible task of knowing someone's choice before she even makes it. Nine
different shuffles, including the Faro Shuffle, the one most often used by pros, which helps you perfectly weave a split
deck together in seconds. How to perform fans, flips, and flourishes, including Ribbon Spread & Flip and Catch-a-Deck.
Tricks you can't lose―go ahead, take the bet to throw a card in a hat. How to memorize a deck in less than ten seconds,
how to put a deck of cards into a glass bottle, build a card castle, and more. Filling out this labor of love is a whole
world of card trivia, including the origins of Kings: King of Spades is modeled after King David, the King of Diamonds
is Julius Caesar, Hearts is Charlemagne, and Clubs, Alexander the Great.