The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini PDF
Author: Joe Posnanski
Publisher: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 1501137239
Size: 12.86 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 336

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The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini

by Joe Posnanski, The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Life And Afterlife Of Harry Houdini books, Award-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author Joe Posnanski enters the world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans in an immersive, entertaining, and magical work on the illusionist’s impact on American culture—and why his legacy endures to this day. Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts. He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves. This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired in death. As Joe Posnanski delves into the deepest corners of Houdini-land, visiting museums (one owned by David Copperfield), attractions, and private archives, he encounters a cast of unforgettable and fascinating characters: a woman who runs away from home to chase her dream of becoming a magician; an Italian who revives Houdini’s most famous illusion every night; a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles who calls himself Houdini’s Ghost; a young boy in Australia who, one day, sees an old poster and feels his life change; and a man in Los Angeles whose sole mission is life has been to keep the legend’s name alive. Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini’s life and legacy. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder.



Who Was Harry Houdini

Who Was Harry Houdini  PDF
Author: Tui Sutherland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101640057
Size: 54.48 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 112

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Who Was Harry Houdini

by Tui Sutherland, Who Was Harry Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Who Was Harry Houdini books, Every kid has heard of Harry Houdini, the famous magician who could escape from handcuffs, jail cells, and locked trunks. But do they know that the ever-ambitious and adventurous Houdini was also a famous movie star and the first pilot to fly a plane in Australia? This well-told biography is full of the details of Houdini's life that kids will really want to know about and illustrated throughout with beautiful black-and-white line drawings. Illustrated by John O'Brien.



Harry Houdini For Kids

Harry Houdini for Kids PDF
Author: Laurie Carlson
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1613741952
Size: 62.94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 144

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Harry Houdini For Kids

by Laurie Carlson, Harry Houdini For Kids Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harry Houdini For Kids books, From Harry Houdini's impoverished childhood to his feat of becoming one of the most successful entertainers of all time, this biography presents a portrait of this magician and escape artist. It provides guidelines for 21 fun magic tricks, including how to stick a needle into a balloon without popping it and how to step through a note card.



Houdini On Magic

Houdini on Magic PDF
Author: Morris N. Young
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486203840
Size: 60.33 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Games
Languages : en
Pages : 280

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Houdini On Magic

by Morris N. Young, Houdini On Magic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Houdini On Magic books, Written by the master magician himself, this fascinating work reveals the secrets behind how Houdini escaped numerous death-defying stunts and exposed a variety of fake spiritualists. He also gives instructions for 44 eye-catching stage tricks, as well as other fascinating material. 155 illustrations.



Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini PDF
Author: Kathryn Kilby Borland
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689714769
Size: 55.15 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 192

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Harry Houdini

by Kathryn Kilby Borland, Harry Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harry Houdini books, A biography of Harry Houdini concentrating on his earlier years and the training that made him a master magician and escape artist.



Harry Houdini Wonderdog

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Author: William Taylor
Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
ISBN: 9780478229431
Size: 16.70 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Children's stories, New Zealand
Languages : en
Pages : 48

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Harry Houdini Wonderdog

by William Taylor, Harry Houdini Wonderdog Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harry Houdini Wonderdog books, I called my dog "Harry" after the amazing magician, Harry Houdini, who was famous for escaping from just about everything. My Harry escaped three times from death row at the dog pound. The trouble is, everyone in the family wants to send him back there! Suggested level: primary.



The Unmasking Of Robert Houdini

The Unmasking of Robert Houdini PDF
Author: Harry Houdini
Publisher: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465611738
Size: 61.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :

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The Unmasking Of Robert Houdini

by Harry Houdini, The Unmasking Of Robert Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Unmasking Of Robert Houdini books, THIS book is the natural result of the moulding, dominating influence which the spirit and writings of Robert-Houdin have exerted over my professional career. My interest in conjuring and magic and my enthusiasm for Robert-Houdin came into existence simultaneously. From the moment that I began to study the art, he became my guide and hero. I accepted his writings as my text-book and my gospel. What Blackstone is to the struggling lawyer, Hardee’s “Tactics” to the would-be officer, or Bismarck’s life and writings to the coming statesman, Robert-Houdin’s books were to me. To my unsophisticated mind, his “Memoirs” gave to the profession a dignity worth attaining at the cost of earnest, life-long effort. When it became necessary for me to take a stage-name, and a fellow-player, possessing a veneer of culture, told me that if I would add the letter “i” to Houdin’s name, it would mean, in the French language, “like Houdin,” I adopted the suggestion with enthusiasm. I asked nothing more of life than to become in my profession “like Robert-Houdin.” By this time I had re-read his works until I could recite passage after passage from memory. Then, when Fate turned kind and the golden pathway of success led me into broader avenues of work, I determined that my first tour abroad should be dedicated to adding new laurels to the fame of Robert-Houdin. By research and study I would unearth history yet unwritten, and record unsung triumphs of this great inventor and artiste. The pen of his most devoted student and follower would awaken new interest in his history.



Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini PDF
Author: Janet Piehl
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 1580137059
Size: 67.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 48

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Harry Houdini

by Janet Piehl, Harry Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harry Houdini books, Each book in this middle-grade series is illustrated with photographs and illustrations while sidebars, a timeline, and entertaining cartoons further illuminate each subject's personality.



Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini PDF
Author: Elizabeth MacLeod
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
ISBN: 155453299X
Size: 32.49 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32

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Harry Houdini

by Elizabeth MacLeod, Harry Houdini Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Harry Houdini books, Presents the life and career of the Hungarian immigrant, who rose from poverty to become one of the most famous magicians and contortionists of all time.