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'''Joseph Leeming''' (June 15, 1897–September 26, 1968) was one of magic's most prolific American authors. During his lifetime, he wrote 11 instructional books on magic and 47 other nonfiction books about a variety of topics, such as puzzles, games, crafts, ships, history, and business. A "modern [[Angelo Lewis]]," as [[Robert Lund]] once called him<ref>Lund, Robert. ''Abracadabra'', vol. 46, no. 1185, 12 Oct. 1968, p. 235.</ref>, Leeming sometimes wrote under pseudonyms, including Professor Paradise, Professor Zingara, Merlin Swift, and Jo-Ann Leeming.
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'''Joseph Leeming''' (June 15, 1897–September 26, 1968) was one of magic's most prolific American authors. During his lifetime, he wrote 10 instructional books on magic and 49 other nonfiction books about a variety of topics, such as puzzles, games, crafts, ships, history, and business. A "modern [[Angelo Lewis]]," as [[Robert Lund]] once called him<ref>Lund, Robert. ''Abracadabra'', vol. 46, no. 1185, 12 Oct. 1968, p. 235.</ref>, Leeming sometimes wrote under pseudonyms, including Professor Paradise, Professor Zingara, Merlin Swift, and Jo-Ann Leeming.
  
As a young man, his passion for ships and the sea drove him to work as a sailor and enlist in the United States Navy as a first lieutenant before graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1918. He also worked as a correspondent and photographer for the Cuba Review, a monthly magazine published by the Munson Steamship Line, and published his first book, ''Ships and Cargoes'', in 1926.
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As a young man, his passion for ships and the sea drove him to work as a sailor and enlist in the United States Navy as a first lieutenant before graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1918. He also worked as a correspondent and photographer for the ''Cuba Review'', a monthly magazine published by the Munson Steamship Line, and published his first book, ''Ships and Cargoes'', in 1926.
  
 
In addition to writing his own books, Leeming contributed articles and book reviews to magazines and newspapers and worked as a news editor, writer, and public-affairs officer for the United States Department of State (DOS). He also served as an information officer at the Department of the United States Information Agency (USIA) for eight years before retiring in 1960.
 
In addition to writing his own books, Leeming contributed articles and book reviews to magazines and newspapers and worked as a news editor, writer, and public-affairs officer for the United States Department of State (DOS). He also served as an information officer at the Department of the United States Information Agency (USIA) for eight years before retiring in 1960.
  
Leeming had a brother and two sisters, a wife, and two children. He died in Folkestone, England, at the age of 71.
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Leeming had a brother and two sisters, a wife, and two children. He died in Folkestone, England, at the age of 71 and is buried in [https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/68776945 Forest Lawn Cemetery] in Buffalo, New York, with his wife, Una (Martin) Leeming (1896–1995).
  
 
==Books==
 
==Books==
* Ships and Cargoes (1926)
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* ''Ships and Cargoes'' (1926)
* [[The New Book of Magic]] (1927, as Professor Paradise)
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* ''[[The New Book of Magic]]'' (1927, as Professor Paradise)
* [[Magic for Everybody]] (1928)
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* ''[[Magic for Everybody]]'' (1928)
* Peaks of Invention (1928)
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* ''Peaks of Invention'' (1928)
* Things Any Boy Can Make (1929)
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* ''Things Any Boy Can Make'' (1929)
* [[The Complete Magician's Manual]] (1935, as Professor Zingara)
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* ''[[The Complete Magician's Manual]]'' (1935, as Professor Zingara)
* Fun with Boxes (1937)
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* ''More Things Any Boy Can Make'' (1936)
* Models Any Boy Can Build (1938)
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* ''Fun with Boxes'' (1937)
* The Costume Book for Parties and Plays (1938)
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* ''Models Any Boy Can Build'' (1938)
* [[Tricks Any Boy Can Do]] (1938)
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* ''The Costume Book for Parties and Plays'' (1938)
* Fun with Paper (1939)
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* ''[[Tricks Any Boy Can Do]]'' (1938)
* The Book of American Fighting Ships (1939)
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* ''Fun with Paper'' (1939)
* From Barter to Banking (1940)
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* ''The Book of American Fighting Ships'' (1939)
* Fun with String (1940)
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* ''From Barter to Banking'' (1940)
* Modern Export Packing (1940)
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* ''Fun with String'' (1940)
* [[Card Tricks Anyone Can Do]] (1941)
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* ''Modern Export Packing'' (1940)
* Fun with Leather (1941)
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* ''[[Card Tricks Anyone Can Do]]'' (1941)
* Fun with Wood (1942)
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* ''Fun with Leather'' (1941)
* Modern Ship Stowage (1942)
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* ''Fun with Wood'' (1942)
* Brave Ships of England and America (1943)
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* ''Modern Ship Stowage'' (1942)
* [[Fun with Magic]] (1943)
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* ''Brave Ships of England and America'' (1943)
* Games to Make and Play at Home (1943)
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* ''[[Fun with Magic]]'' (1943)
* Brave Ships of World War II (1944)
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* ''Games to Make and Play at Home'' (1943)
* Fun with Clay (1944)
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* ''Brave Ships of World War II'' (1944)
* Fun with Plastics (1946)
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* ''Fun with Clay'' (1944)
* Fun with Puzzles (1946)
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* ''Fun with Plastics'' (1946)
* [[How to Be the Life of the Party in Five Easy Lessons]] (1946, as Professor Zingara, later edition of [[The Complete Magician's Manual]])
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* ''Fun with Puzzles'' (1946)
* [[Secrets of Magic (Leeming)]] (1946, as Merlin Swift)
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* ''[[How to Be the Life of the Party in Five Easy Lessons]]'' (1946, as Professor Zingara, later edition of ''[[The Complete Magician's Manual]]'')
* Toy Boats to Make at Home (1946)
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* ''[[Secrets of Magic]]'' (1946, as Merlin Swift)
* More Fun with Puzzles (1947)
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* ''Toy Boats to Make at Home'' (1946)
* Complete Book of Showers and Engagement Parties (1948, as Jo-Ann Leeming, with Margaret Gleeson)
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* ''More Fun with Puzzles'' (1947)
* Money-Making Hobbies (1948)
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* ''Complete Book of Showers and Engagement Parties'' (1948, as Jo-Ann Leeming, with Margaret Gleeson)
* [[More Fun with Magic]] (1948)
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* ''Money-Making Hobbies'' (1948)
* The Washington Story (1948)
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* ''[[More Fun with Magic]]'' (1948)
* Papercraft (1949)
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* ''The Washington Story'' (1948)
* [[Tricks and Stunts with Playing Cards]] (1949)
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* ''Papercraft'' (1949)
* Fun with Fabrics (1950)
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* ''[[Tricks and Stunts with Playing Cards]]'' (1949)
* Holiday Craft and Fun (1950)
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* ''Fun with Fabrics'' (1950)
* Rayon: The First Man-made Fiber (1950)
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* ''Holiday Craft and Fun'' (1950)
* [[The Real Book about Magic]] (1951)
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* ''Rayon: The First Man-made Fiber'' (1950)
* The Real Book about Easy Music-Making (1952)
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* ''[[The Real Book about Magic]]'' (1951)
* Fun for Young Collectors (1953)
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* ''The Real Book about Easy Music-Making'' (1952)
* Jobs that Take You Places (1953)
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* ''Fun for Young Collectors'' (1953)
* Riddles, Riddles, Riddles (1953)
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* ''Jobs that Take You Places'' (1953)
* The First Book of Chess (1953)
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* ''Riddles, Riddles, Riddles'' (1953)
* The Real Book of Games (1953)
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* ''The First Book of Chess'' (1953)
* Fun with Beads (1954)
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* ''The Real Book of Games'' (1953)
* The Real Book of Science Experiments (1954)
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* ''Fun with Beads'' (1954)
* The White House in Picture and Story (1954)
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* ''The Real Book of Science Experiments'' (1954)
* Fun with Pencil and Paper (1955)
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* ''The White House in Picture and Story'' (1954)
* Fun with Wire (1956)
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* ''Fun with Pencil and Paper'' (1955)
* Fun with Shells (1958)
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* ''Fun with Wire'' (1956)
* How to Make and Have Fun with Artificial Flowers (1959)
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* ''Fun with Shells'' (1958)
* Jokes, Riddles, Puns (1959, coauthor with Helen Hoke)
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* ''How to Make and Have Fun with Artificial Flowers'' (1959)
* How to Make and Have Fun with Greeting Cards (1960)
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* ''Jokes, Riddles, Puns'' (1959, coauthor with Helen Hoke)
* Kitchen Table Fun (1961, coauthor with Avery Nagle)
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* ''How to Make and Have Fun with Greeting Cards'' (1960)
* Yoga and the Bible (1963)
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* ''Kitchen Table Fun'' (1961, coauthor with Avery Nagle)
* Fun with Naturecraft (1964, coauthor with Avery Nagle)
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* ''Tales of the Mystic East'' (1961, translator and foreword)
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* ''Yoga and the Bible'' (1963)
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* ''Fun with Naturecraft'' (1964, coauthor with Avery Nagle)
  
 
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==References==
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Joseph Leeming

Joseph Leeming, circa 1968
BornJune 15 1897
Brooklyn, New York
DiedSeptember 26 1968 (age 71)
Folkestone, England
Resting placeForest Lawn Cemetery
NationalityAmerican
Known forWriting prolificacy
AwardsBoy's Club of American Junior Book Award for Fun with Puzzles
CategoriesBooks by Joseph Leeming

Joseph Leeming (June 15, 1897–September 26, 1968) was one of magic's most prolific American authors. During his lifetime, he wrote 10 instructional books on magic and 49 other nonfiction books about a variety of topics, such as puzzles, games, crafts, ships, history, and business. A "modern Angelo Lewis," as Robert Lund once called him[1], Leeming sometimes wrote under pseudonyms, including Professor Paradise, Professor Zingara, Merlin Swift, and Jo-Ann Leeming.

As a young man, his passion for ships and the sea drove him to work as a sailor and enlist in the United States Navy as a first lieutenant before graduating from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, in 1918. He also worked as a correspondent and photographer for the Cuba Review, a monthly magazine published by the Munson Steamship Line, and published his first book, Ships and Cargoes, in 1926.

In addition to writing his own books, Leeming contributed articles and book reviews to magazines and newspapers and worked as a news editor, writer, and public-affairs officer for the United States Department of State (DOS). He also served as an information officer at the Department of the United States Information Agency (USIA) for eight years before retiring in 1960.

Leeming had a brother and two sisters, a wife, and two children. He died in Folkestone, England, at the age of 71 and is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York, with his wife, Una (Martin) Leeming (1896–1995).

Books

  • Ships and Cargoes (1926)
  • The New Book of Magic (1927, as Professor Paradise)
  • Magic for Everybody (1928)
  • Peaks of Invention (1928)
  • Things Any Boy Can Make (1929)
  • The Complete Magician's Manual (1935, as Professor Zingara)
  • More Things Any Boy Can Make (1936)
  • Fun with Boxes (1937)
  • Models Any Boy Can Build (1938)
  • The Costume Book for Parties and Plays (1938)
  • Tricks Any Boy Can Do (1938)
  • Fun with Paper (1939)
  • The Book of American Fighting Ships (1939)
  • From Barter to Banking (1940)
  • Fun with String (1940)
  • Modern Export Packing (1940)
  • Card Tricks Anyone Can Do (1941)
  • Fun with Leather (1941)
  • Fun with Wood (1942)
  • Modern Ship Stowage (1942)
  • Brave Ships of England and America (1943)
  • Fun with Magic (1943)
  • Games to Make and Play at Home (1943)
  • Brave Ships of World War II (1944)
  • Fun with Clay (1944)
  • Fun with Plastics (1946)
  • Fun with Puzzles (1946)
  • How to Be the Life of the Party in Five Easy Lessons (1946, as Professor Zingara, later edition of The Complete Magician's Manual)
  • Secrets of Magic (1946, as Merlin Swift)
  • Toy Boats to Make at Home (1946)
  • More Fun with Puzzles (1947)
  • Complete Book of Showers and Engagement Parties (1948, as Jo-Ann Leeming, with Margaret Gleeson)
  • Money-Making Hobbies (1948)
  • More Fun with Magic (1948)
  • The Washington Story (1948)
  • Papercraft (1949)
  • Tricks and Stunts with Playing Cards (1949)
  • Fun with Fabrics (1950)
  • Holiday Craft and Fun (1950)
  • Rayon: The First Man-made Fiber (1950)
  • The Real Book about Magic (1951)
  • The Real Book about Easy Music-Making (1952)
  • Fun for Young Collectors (1953)
  • Jobs that Take You Places (1953)
  • Riddles, Riddles, Riddles (1953)
  • The First Book of Chess (1953)
  • The Real Book of Games (1953)
  • Fun with Beads (1954)
  • The Real Book of Science Experiments (1954)
  • The White House in Picture and Story (1954)
  • Fun with Pencil and Paper (1955)
  • Fun with Wire (1956)
  • Fun with Shells (1958)
  • How to Make and Have Fun with Artificial Flowers (1959)
  • Jokes, Riddles, Puns (1959, coauthor with Helen Hoke)
  • How to Make and Have Fun with Greeting Cards (1960)
  • Kitchen Table Fun (1961, coauthor with Avery Nagle)
  • Tales of the Mystic East (1961, translator and foreword)
  • Yoga and the Bible (1963)
  • Fun with Naturecraft (1964, coauthor with Avery Nagle)

References

  1. Lund, Robert. Abracadabra, vol. 46, no. 1185, 12 Oct. 1968, p. 235.