Houdini: the man who walked through walls

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No Magician has captured the imagination of the World as did Harry Houdini, his very name become a byword for stunning, amazing escapes.

In this authoritative biography, acclaimed author and noted psychic sceptic, William Lindsay Gresham details the life of the great man. The strands of Houdini’s life are chronicled in rich detail; the stage illusions and their invention, his private life as he travelled the world and Houdini’s passion for exposing the frauds and scams of the ‘psychic’ world. Houdini’s legendary illusions are explained and give a fascinating insight into their construction, created with simplicity that is the essence of true genius.
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Escape artists -- United States -- Biography
Houdini, Harry, -- 1874-1926
Magicians -- United States -- Biography
title_displayHoudini The Man Who Walked Through Walls
title_fullHoudini : the man who walked through walls [electronic resource] / William Lindsay Gresham
Houdini The Man Who Walked Through Walls
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title_subthe man who walked through walls
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Electronic books
Escape artists
Houdini, Harry
Magicians
Nonfiction
Performing Arts