Harry Houdini

Escape Artist (Childhood of Famous Americans (Turtleback))
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  • English
Turtleback Books Distributed by Demco Media
Biography & Autobiography - General, Games & Activities - Magic, Juvenile Nonfiction, Children"s Books/Ages 4-8 Nonfiction, Children"s 4-8 - Biography / Autobiog
The Physical Object
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Open LibraryOL9556986M
ISBN 100606254064
ISBN 139780606254069

Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’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 by: 6.

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Harry Houdini’s most popular book is The Right Way to Do Wrong: A Unique Selection of Writings Home. The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is a remarkable journey into the heart of Houdini World.” —John Cox, founder of “Wild About Harry” website “As wise in its insights as it is thorough in its research, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is more than just a terrific Houdini biography.

It is also a book about how we create and /5(44). Summary: The book takes the reader through the life of Harry Houdini. The book starts off with the history of Harry's family. The book talks about how his parents met and the struggles they had growing up. The book continues on with show business in the late 's.

Harry also known as Enrich Weiss left his home when he was twelve years of age. He went off on his own to learn. His /5. The book comes filled with pages of Houdini performing the magic tricks that are given and even provides images of fliers/newspapers that were used to introduce the next stunt Houdini would try.

Children will love this book for the tricks while adults will appreciate the history behind the tricks/5(16). Harry Houdini (), master magician and escape artist, wrote in A Magician Among the Sprits, () that he had "accumulated one of the largest libraries in the world on psychic phenomena, Spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, demonology, evil spirits, etc., some of the material going back as far as " Inthrough Houdini's bequest, the Library received 3, volumes from his collection.

Harry Houdini was born on Ma in Budpest, Hungary, with the name of Ehrich Weisz. He was one of six children and the son of Rabbi Mayer Weisz and his second wife, Cecilia Steiner. InMayer Weisz immigrated to the United States with the dream of a better life. He found work as a rabbi and changed his last name to Weiss.

Harry Houdini First Edition Books In addition to magazine and periodical articles, Harry Houdini wrote a few books on his life, the art of magic and his escape stunts. As with all books, first edition copies carry the most value.

Condition is also highly important when it comes to collectible books. A serious inaccuracy about the price of the book appears in Joe Posnanski's recent book The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini. In the book the author states that he acquired the book from Patrick for $ But this was never a price Patrick charged anyone.

Who was Harry Houdini is written by Tui T. Sutherland. The book genre is nonfiction because it talks about a certain persons life.

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This book takes /5. Harry Houdini was a very interesting individual, as is seen in this historical biography. I quite enjoyed reading about his life in this book.

I especially loved reading about all he did to support American soldiers and their families during and after WWI, and hospitals, and orphanages /5(). Quick Facts Name Harry Houdini Birth Date Ma Death Date Octo Place of Birth Budapest, Hungary Place of Death Detroit, Michigan AKABorn:   Books Advanced Search New Releases Best Sellers & More Children's Books Textbooks Textbook Rentals Sell Us Your Books Best Books of the Month of results for Books: "biography of harry houdini".

Harry Houdini, original name Erik Weisz, (born MaBudapest [see Researcher’s Note]—died OctoDetroit, Michigan, U.S.), American magician noted for his sensational escape acts.

Houdini was the son of a rabbi who emigrated from Hungary to the United States and settled in Appleton, became a trapeze performer in circuses at an early age. Houdini got. And Houdini wanted attention—lots of it.

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In a time before television and movies, Harry Houdini became famous all over the world. Everybody. knew who he was. He made sure of that.

Can you imagine somebody getting famous today without using TV, computers, or movies. But being famous was very important to Houdini—and his dream File Size: 2MB. Houdini and the Supernatural. In the s, after the death of his mother, Houdini began focusing his energy on debunking psychics and mediums.

Although he eventually focused on proving these people to be fakes, his initial entry into the world of the supernatural began when he.

Mr. Posnanski’s new book, “The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini,” is a departure from his exceptional work for Sports Illustrated, NBC Sports and the Kansas City Star.

He wants to Author: Michael Taube. Hi, I'm Harry Houdini some of you might not know me, but after reading this book you will know who I'm. Enjoy the story. Harry Houdini was born March.

Noting that there are more than books about Ehrich Weiss, aka Harry Houdini (), national columnist Posnanski (The Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus,etc.) still delivers a jaunty and infectious biography of the famous magician and his impact on magic and popular culture.

The author relates his discussions with magicians who have emulated Brand: Center Point Pub. With the Houdini miniseries having aired this week in the U.S.

(and in the UK this weekend), my blog has seen a massive increase in traffic. Many have discovered WILD ABOUT HARRY for the first time, and I welcome you. Most have come searching for more information on Houdini, and several have asked me via email what I consider the best Houdini biography.

Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to 4/4(36). Harry Houdini. This Houdini is the Houdini: the first escape artist, the guy who could wriggle out of chains and submerged coffins without breaking a 's brilliant, insane, talented and (at least in Doctorow's hands) has some very weird mama issues.

Houdini. The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is a remarkable journey into the heart of Houdini World.” —John Cox, founder of “Wild About Harry” website “As wise in its insights as it is thorough in its research, The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is more than just a terrific Houdini biography.

It is also a book about how we create and Released on: Octo   Two recent books have explored and enlarged the spell of his dominion.

In “The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini” (Avid Reader), the sportswriter Joe Posnanski recounts his time delving into. Harry Houdini, the great magician and escape artist, is honored in this book through the tale of his rise to success and fame.

Starting with a thrilling stunt and then flashing back to his Title: A /5. Looking for books by Harry Houdini. See all books authored by Harry Houdini, including Houdini on Magic, and Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits, and more on Books shelved as houdini: The Houdini Box by Brian Selznick, The Last Illusion by Rhys Bowen, Houdini: The Handcuff King by Jason Lutes, Houdini!!!: The.

Explore books by Harry Houdini with our selection at Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £   Inside, library curators discovered Harry Houdini’s exhaustive book library in excess of 5, volumes, a generous donation bequeathed by Houdini himself.

The collection included 1, books, pamphlets and periodicals on magic and 3, on spiritualism. Wikipedia - Harry Houdini. M4B audio book (75mb) Download cover art Download CD case insert.

The Right Way to Do Wrong. Harry HOUDINI ( - ) Harry Houdini, master illusionist and contortionist, unmasks the various ways that criminals take. From Robert Houdin to Chung Ling Soo to Black Herman and Harry Houdini, the world of magic and magicians has always found a place in books.

A collectibe copy of The Fashionable Science Of Parlour Magic - one of magic's pioneering books - by John Henry .Master escape artist Harry Houdini died on Halloween of from a ruptured appendix, but many of the circumstances surrounding his demise remain mysterious to this day.

For over 30 years, Harry. The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini is a different sort of biography, one willing to view its subject through a prismatic lens; diligent research and first-person reportage allows for a diverse set of perspectives on Houdini Joe Posnanski has given us a unique look at a unique man, an iconic figure in American cultural history.3/4(8).