Virtual Book Launch: Enchanted New York: A Journey Through Manhattan’s Magical Past with Author Kevin Dann


Manhattan has a pervasive quality of glamour—a heightened sense of personality generated by a place whose cinematic, literary, and commercial celebrity lends an aura of the fantastic to even its most commonplace locales. But it is also literally a magic isle, where a long and extravagant line of wizards, illuminati, fortune tellers, magicians, and more have plied their crafts.

Join historian and troubadour Kevin Dann to celebrate the release of Enchanted New York: A Journey Along Broadway Through Manhattan’s Magical Past. His guidebook to magical Manhattan traces the arc of American technological alchemies, Mesmeric physicians, wonder-working seers like Madame Blavatsky and Alice Bailey, and chroniclers of the Impossible like Charles Fort and John Keel, to reveal a surprising picture of a city whose ever-changing fortunes have always been founded on magical activity.

In the spirit of Enchantment, Kevin will offer a Magical Manhattan riddle. Solve it and you’ll get a signed copy of Enchanted New York!

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All images via public domain, courtesy of Kevin Dann