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

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

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The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero
Title
The secret life of Houdini
Title remainder
the making of America's first superhero
Statement of responsibility
William Kalush and Larry Sloman
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini developed a relationship with a man who would later run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own, creating a group of operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, he triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
GEC
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Kalush, William
Dewey number
  • 793.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
K35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Sloman, Larry
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  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
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The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 592 pages
Form of item
online
Other control number
9780743272070
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036853766
Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Edition
1st Atria Books hardcover ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 592 pages
Form of item
online
Other control number
9780743272070
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036853766

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