The Secret Life of Houdini

The Secret Life of Houdini

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Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdinia€™s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magiciana€™s life from desperate poverty to worldwide famea€”his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.Noting that he was writing this essay on Christmas Day, he felt that it was an appropriate time to fight for truth and to ... Just a few short months ago, Margery was a nom de sAcance in a report by Bird on a promising new medium, but with theanbsp;...

Title:The Secret Life of Houdini
Author:William Kalush, Larry Sloman
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2006-10-31


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