Vis­it­ing Scribe blog­ger Ger­ald Kol­pan shares some of the his­tor­i­cal fig­ures in his newest nov­el, Mag­ic Words: The Tale of a Jew­ish Boy-Inter­preter, the World’s Most Estimable Magi­cian, a Mur­der­ous Har­lot, and Amer­i­ca’s Great­est Indi­an Chief. Check back on Wednes­day and Fri­day for his next two posts for Jew­ish Book Coun­cil and MyJew­ish­Learn­ings series.

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From L to R

Row 1:
Ade­laide Her­rmann, magi­cian and wife of Alexan­der Her­rmann | Alexan­der Her­rmann, the great magi­cian and Julius’ cousin | Com­pars Her­rmann, Alexan­der’s old­er broth­er and the first Great Herrmann

Row 2:
Julius Mey­er with Red Cloud, Sit­ting Bull, Swift Bear and Spot­ted Tail | Gen­er­al Nel­son Miles, Indi­an Fight­er | Stand­ing Bear, chief of the Ponca