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Houdini: The Ultimate Spellbinder
Originally published as: SPELLBINDER: The Life of Harry Houdini. He was born Ehrich Weiss but, at an early age, he chose another name for himself. He wanted a name to suit his career of magic and entertainment and he chose a name that paid homage to one of the legendary magicians of all time: Robert Houdin. His illusions and escapes were more astonishing and more challengi ...more
Paperback, 88 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by eReads.com
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May 06, 2017 Bernie Gourley rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in biography or magic.
This is a biographical sketch of the life—mostly the professional life--of Harry Houdini. I call it a sketch rather than a biography because it’s a short work (less than 100 pages) and it’s not the case that Erik Weisz (a.k.a. Ehrich Weiss, a.k.a. / stage-name: Harry Houdini) led a life too dull to merit full-length biography. There are several biographies available. I present this not as a criticism, but to make the reader aware that one will be reading the condensed version of Houdini’s story. ...more