For the most famous magician of our century, life on and off stage were inseparably linked. In this widely acclaimed biography, Brandon shows how Houdini's obsession with mortality drove him to create death-defying escapes that not only captivated the public, but also subdued his own psychic demons. 50 photos.
About the Author
Ruth Brandon is a prominent historian, biographer, and novelist. Her widely acclaimed books include Other People's Daughters: The Life and Times of the Governess; The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini; Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917–1945; and Being Divine: A Biography of Sarah Bernhardt.