Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

In the late 1700s in Paris, France, a certain Dr. Mesmer claims to have access to a mysterious force which, with one wave of a wand, can cure illness, make people twitch or feel flames, and cause people to taste any flavor...

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Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Anything But Ordinary Addie: The True Story of Adelaide Herrmann, Queen of Magic

Addie never wanted to be ordinary. Even though it shocks her family (and several other people), she went on the stage and performed as a dancer and bicyclist. On her way to America, she met a man named Alexander, but he was known as the famous magician Herrmann the Great. They decide to get married and she joins him in his performances onstage doing magic and even getting shot out of a cannon...

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Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery that Baffled All of France

When the American Revolution was going strong, Benjamin Franklin went to France to charm Louis XVI and Queen Marie Antoinette into sending help to the Americans fighting the war. When he arrived, the Parisians were obsessed with the idea of science and a man named Dr. Mesmer. Dr. Mesmer was flamboyant...

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