IT TAKES ALL KINDS by Maurice Zolotow


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A sophisticated safari into the hinterlands of unorthodoxy, this is investigative biography dealing with dedicated eccentrics and the roots of their nonconformism and presents quite an array of aberrants. Dunninger and his power operations in the field of mentalism: Cardini whose super sleight of hand brought him genuine reintegration: Richard Himber, a holy terror with magic and practical jokes: Feedbox Jack a race-track tout with a system: Henry Nemo, famous for his own frenetic language: Sam Adams giving vent to mischief in inventing and manufacturing jokes: Jim Moran who pressagents by absurd feats (he's the one who sold iceboxes to the Eskimos): Bruno Furst and mnemotechnics: Charles Dempsey and his International Bartenders' School: Maurice Dreicer who attracts attention in looking for the perfect steak: Jules Glaenzer, Cartier's impressive officer and salesman and party-giver de luxe: -- all are spotlighted in their whimsies of behavior, their equalizers for inferiorities and their solutions for the challenges to their personalities. Private lives in popular patter.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1952
Publisher: Random House