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pabloinus
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I am planning to get 2 books out of these 4 titles for my birthday
Secrets of Brother John Hamman
Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Takagi
100% Sankey
Las Vegas Karma - Ackerman

I'd appreciate recommendations

For reference I have:Focus, 5x5 Japan, doug conn, Coins by Kauffman, few by duffie, few by Lorayne, many by Scott Guinn, and some others

Thank you ... Pablo
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If I had those choices..I would pick Brother John ( which I have and love ) and Ackerman
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Secrets of Brother John Hamman (One of my 3 favourite card books)
Amazing Miracles of Shigeo Tagaki

Anything written by Richard Kaufman is gold
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I love the Hamman book. He had a really fun and creative approach. If you have any questions left after reading it, you can always get the "Bro. Hamman's Lost Works" DVD set, which was originally filmed as work product to assist in writing the book.

The Sankey book is good, but if you already have some of his videos, you might do better to look into one of the other books on your list for variety's sake.

Tagaki has a great, ungaffed coin assembly, if you're into that sort of thing. Here's a video clip of Barry Taylor's take on it: https://www.barrysmagicshop.com/index.ph......bfbnhcj0
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I would get:
Secrets Of Brother John Hamman (on my top ten list for sure).
Las Vegas Kardma.

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All are great, but, if you are choosing two, I would suggest Hamman and Takagi.

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Bro. Hamman's Lost Works DVD set:
http://www.houdini.com/home.cfm?page=sho......_ID=1880

Bro. Hamman used gaffed cards to some of his effect, here you can find them for affordable prices:
http://www.houdini.com/home.cfm?page=sho......dlist=15
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Thank you everybody, I think Hamman and Takagi's book are the candidates, I also asked John Mendoza and he recommends both books, by the way he knew these 2 magicians in person.
I'd agree that everything written by Kauffman is very good and very clear.
I need to do some numbers to see where to buy them, either Kauffman or Penguin, kauffman allows for a free book buying 2, but Penguin with the discount is cheaper even buying 3. (I still thinking in the Ackerman book)

Again thank you for your time recommending the books.

Pablo
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Pablo,

The Hamman book is excellent. The largest of the four. So much great card material. This would be my first choice.

My second choice would be 100% Sankey. My personal favorite of his books. This would give you a variety of material to work on.

I have all four of these books and there all excellent choices. You can't go wrong with any of them. If you want some coin and card material go with the Tagaki book instead of Sankey.
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Those are all great books. Save up and get them all. Hamman is a must. Takagi is a great book. And I don't want to live in a world without Alan Ackerman. Las Vegas Kardma is an extremely influential book.
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Those are all great books. Save up and get them all. Hamman is a must. Takagi is a great book. And I don't want to live in a world without Alan Ackerman. Las Vegas Kardma is an extremely influential book.
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Those are all great books. Save up and get them all. Hamman is a must. Takagi is a great book. And I don't want to live in a world without Alan Ackerman. Las Vegas Kardma is an extremely influential book.
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Hamman book is good, Williamson book is awesome. Anything Richard Kaufman has is excellent. 5x5 Scotland is underrated.
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