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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
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
Dewey number
  • 793.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
K35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Oath -- Starving for a Living -- The Celebrated Clairvoyants -- Quid Pro Quo -- The King of Handcuffs -- M -- Police State -- Taming the Bear -- The Challenge of the Mirror -- Leap of Faith -- Kill Thy Father -- Death Visits the Stage -- Above the Down Under -- The Emperor of Sympathy-Enlisters -- Chinese Water Torture -- Forgive -- Fighting Our Way to the Grave -- Death by Misadventure -- Art Imitates Life -- Saul Among the Prophets -- Little Sister will do Exactly as Big Brother Says -- Margery's Box -- My Own Secret Service -- I ... Am a Fake -- An Eye for an Eye -- There is No Death
Control code
ocm74332162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 592 pages
Isbn
9780743272070
Lccn
2006299880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)74332162
Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Oath -- Starving for a Living -- The Celebrated Clairvoyants -- Quid Pro Quo -- The King of Handcuffs -- M -- Police State -- Taming the Bear -- The Challenge of the Mirror -- Leap of Faith -- Kill Thy Father -- Death Visits the Stage -- Above the Down Under -- The Emperor of Sympathy-Enlisters -- Chinese Water Torture -- Forgive -- Fighting Our Way to the Grave -- Death by Misadventure -- Art Imitates Life -- Saul Among the Prophets -- Little Sister will do Exactly as Big Brother Says -- Margery's Box -- My Own Secret Service -- I ... Am a Fake -- An Eye for an Eye -- There is No Death
Control code
ocm74332162
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Atria books hardcover ed.
Extent
xiv, 592 pages
Isbn
9780743272070
Lccn
2006299880
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)74332162

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