The Career of Ehrich Weiss : American Self-liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Breaker--nothing on Earth Can Hold Houdini A Prisoner!!!

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Supported by exhaustive research and illuminated by 100 photos of Houdini in action--many never before or rarely before seen--Houdini is the definitive work on the magician by a master biographer and will be published in time for Halloween, which is also the anniversary of Houdini's death.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1996
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060169787
Branch Call Number: 794.8092 Houdi-S 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xi, 465 p. :,ill


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Oct 07, 2019

To be sure - Harry Houdini (1874-1926) may have been the greatest escape artist of all-time - But, the one thing that he could not escape from was, of course, his own mortality.

Born in Budapest, Hungary - Houdini (who stood just 5' 6" tall) was clearly an ambitious man who was obviously propelled by his fierce drive to achieve celebrity status and, thus, become the ultimate escape artist of the early 20th century.

Exhaustively written by American author, Kenneth Silverman - "Houdini!!!" (at over 450 pages) is an incredibly detailed biography that gives the inquisitive reader a very well-rounded look at both the professional and the personal life of Harry Houdini (birth-name - Ehrich Weiss).

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