Those who are just starting to work their way beyond the confines of self-working card tricks invariably find the literature a jungle of technical jargon that is all but impenetrable. This book is a roadmap through the jungle. If you have a little knowledge of card magic and wish to enlarge your arsenal of sleights and tricks, Jacob Taub is an ideal teacher. With a clear, step-by-step text, aided by hundreds of drawings, the reader of this book will get the next best thing to personal instruction. Jacob Taub knows his subject and he knows how to teach it.