Jim Steinmerer 2005 book is a full biography of the remarkable American magician, William Robinson, who became famous by creating the illusion that he was a Chinese magician, Chung Ling Soo. The biography is a fascinating backstage view of magic: the personalities, intrigues, illusions and daring challenges that brought magic to the public at the early years of the twentieth century. The story ends in an explosive climax, with Chung Ling Soo’s dramatic death, onstage, during his performance of the Bullet Catching Trick. The hardcover edition is now almost impossible to find. We have some available. 430 pages.