Carter Beats the Devil

Carter Beats the Devil
Author: Glen David Gold
Published: September 18th 2002 by Hyperion
Goodreads Rating: 4.09
ISBN10: 0786886323
Genre: Fiction
Language English
Pages: 483
ISBN13: 9780786886326

Charles Carter—a.k.a. Carter the Great—is a young master performer whose skill as an illusionist exceeds even that of the great Houdini. But nothing in his career has prepared Carter for the greatest stunt of all, which stars none other than President Warren G. Harding and which could end up costing Carter the reputation he has worked so hard to create. Filled with historical references that evoke the excesses and exuberance of Roaring Twenties, pre-Depression America, Carter Beats the Devil is a complex and illuminating story of one man's journey through a magical—and sometimes dangerous—world, where illusion is everything.