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Harry Houdini: Death-Defying Showman (Sterling Biographies)

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With his seemingly impossible escapes and incredible feats of illusion, Harry Houdini lived a life so fantastic that it seems almost too amazing even for fiction. Beyond his on-stage magic, Houdini also made his mark as an airplane pioneer, movie star, and debunker of frauds. His renown extended from his childhood home in Appleton, Wisconsin to Europe to Sydney, Australia. ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Sterling
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Per-Nik
Harry Houdini is a magician, possibly the greatest, that has graced this earth with many astonishing tricks and escapes. All he wanted was to become famous, but his real goal was to always win and to never lose which he almost did. People had to cheat to make him lose and he was the first man ever to fly a plane in Australia beating an opponent. But certain things got in his way, like his lack of money and his lack of knowledge lead him on a journey through much study and accomplishments so he ...more
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This mostly talks about Harry Houdini's life and his amazing magic skills that have shocked everyone. Harry Houdini does many magic unbelievable magic tricks, but something you didn't know is that he was an airplane pioneer, movie star, and a debunker of frauds. He started to get interested in magic during his childhood times. When Harry Houdini has started to do magic and has gone to many stages to preform his amazing piece of magic and even children would read about his seemingly superhuman ...more
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I needed to read a book on Houdini for my book club, and not wanting to spend much time reading it, chose a Sterling Biography for young people. I thought it was well done and filled with lots of information, photos and artifacts.
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