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The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero / William Kalush and Larry Sloman.

Kalush, William. (Author). Sloman, Larry. (Added Author).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780743272087 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0743272080 (pbk.)
  • Physical Description: xiv, 591 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: 1st Atria Books trade pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2007.

Content descriptions

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Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
The oath -- Starving for a living -- The celebrated clairvoyants -- Quid pro quo -- The king of handcuffs -- M -- Police state -- Taming the bear -- The challenge of the mirror -- Leap of faith -- Kill thy father -- Death visits the stage -- Above the down under -- The emperor of sympathy-enlisters -- Chinese water torture -- Forgive -- Fighting our way to the grave -- Death by misadventure -- Art imitates life -- Saul among the prophets -- Little sister will do exactly as big brother says -- Margery's box -- My own secret service -- a fake -- An eye for an eye -- There is no death -- Epilogue.
Summary, etc.:
Draws on newly uncovered archives to reveal Houdini's secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered.
Subject: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926
Magicians > United States > Biography.
Escape artists > United States > Biography.

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