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The Secret Life of Houdini by William Kalush
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Oct 13, 2010

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bookshelves: nonfiction, biographies, bull-ya-boy-book
Read in January, 2007

I fast tracked this book to the top of my reading list as soon as I added it. And I read it with boyhood lust. Magic and super star fame, danger, the globe trotting circuit, physical and mental feats, deceit of all kinds, international spying, paranormal communication... What is not to love about this book to a boy at heart?! My passion for the subject aside, it was a rather typical biography with a fair amount of hero worship puffing up each chapter. Still, a fun read for me. It clips along just fine. Three stars, no less, no more and poof it's gone. 11/19/07

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