The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781568361000
Publisher: Kodansha International
Publication date: 10/01/1995
Series: Kodansha Globe Series
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.67(w) x 8.45(h) x 1.06(d)

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 GovernessThe Life and Many Deaths of Harry HoudiniSurreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917–1945; and Being Divine: A Biography of Sarah Bernhardt.

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