Growing Up Lucky: A Young Magician's Travels in the American Civil War

Growing Up Lucky: A Young Magician's Travels in the American Civil War

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Overview

Arriving in New Orleans by covered wagon, young J.J. Willard and his family brew their "magic elixir" and work on a few magic tricks to entertain the crowd. J.J. has a natural gift and before long is performing on Mississippi riverboats and famous clubs all over the US. Based on the true-life adventures of James Michael "J.J." Willard.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943492411
Publisher: Elm Grove Publishing
Publication date: 09/01/2018
Pages: 236
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range: 13 - 18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Chapter 1 The Long Journey South 1

Chapter 2 Life in New Orleans 39

Chapter 3 Move To Houma, Louisiana 52

Chapter 4 Return to New Orleans 57

Chapter 5 Performing on the Mississippi Queen 73

Chapter 6 New Entertainers on the Mississippi Queen 81

Chapter 7 The Robbery 91

Chapter 8 Performing in Chicago at the High Hat Club 101

Chapter 9 Disaster on the Mississippi Queen 133

Chapter 10 A New Boat the Memphis Bell 147

Chapter 11 Going Back East Again 157

Chapter 12 Touring Europe 181

Chapter 13 Heading to San Francisco 198

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