His underground reputation began in the 1970s and came to fruition in the 1980s, when a selection of his early work was featured in Richard Kaufman's outstanding compilation, CoinMagic. His reputation has continued to grow and, years after his premature death, it has not waned.
The Long Goodbye presents all of Latta's known coin magic, published and unpublished. It is a record of brilliant innovation that coin-magic aficionados will be absorbing, mastering and emulating for years to come.
Latta's large body of work is presented in these pages, with attention paid not only to the sleights, but also to the subtle construction, psychology and choreography that were the hallmark of his magic; the broad strokes and the fine. It is a book that no one cognizant of Latta's accomplishments will hesitate to place beside the classic texts on coin magic.
344 pages. Over 720 photographs. 48 tricks including over 25 sleights.