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by William Lindsay Gresham

  • Author: William Lindsay Gresham
  • ISBN: 0030272602
  • ISBN13: 978-0030272608
  • ePub: 1377 kb | FB2: 1825 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Arts & Literature
  • Publisher: Henry Holt & Company, Inc.; First Edition edition (June 1959)
  • Pages: 306
  • Rating: 4.1/5
  • Votes: 274
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Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls ePub download

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Gresham, William Lindsay, 1909-1962. Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on June 4, 2013. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014). Subject: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926. Note: New York: H. Holt and C. 1959.

by William Lindsay Gresham. Hardcover Biography on the escape artist, Houdini with excusive B&W photos. Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780030272608. Release Date:June 1959.

William Lindsay Gresham was an American novelist and non-fiction author particularly well-regarded among readers . Grindshow: The Selected Writings of William Lindsay Gresham.

William Lindsay Gresham was an American novelist and non-fiction author particularly well-regarded among readers of noir. Whether writing for the detective pulps, sci-fi digests, or lowbrow men's magazines, William Lindsay Gresham indulged his fascination with crime, psychology, magic, and spiritism. This book unearths twenty-four of Gresham's most fascinating short stories and essays, most of which have never been reprinted, and provides a comprehensive view of one of pulp fiction's most enigmatic figures. Books related to Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls. Hauntings: True Stories of Unquiet Spirits.

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First edition. Illustrated biography of this famous escape artist. Houdini was also a book collector. Jacket worn. xii, 306 pages. cloth, dust jacket.. 8vo..
It is well written
"Houdini: The Man Who Walked Through Walls" relates the fascinating journey of Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss in Pest, Hungary, through boyhood in Appleton, Wisconsin, to maturity in New York city and to the pinnacle of the escape artist profession. Erich, the son of a rabbi, adopted the name "Houdini" to honor his magician idol, Robert-Houdin, after being told that, in French, the addition of an "I" gave the meaning of "like", hence, "like Houdin". His idolization of Robert-Houdin continued until Robert-Houdin's widow spurned his homage, after which he utilized every opportunity to disparage the memory of Robert-Houdin.

This book highlights Houdini the Showman. It does this by chronicling Houdini's repeated publicity stunts and tours through two continents. The reader may be surprised to learn that Houdini first achieved success in Europe, where he spent much of his career on tour. Houdini's modus operandi was to fill the stands by conducting publicity stunts, often by releasing himself from the best bindings the local police or workers in insane asylums could muster. Another stunt was to jump off of a bridge while bound in chains and then to release himself before drowning. While not writing a "How to" book, author William Lindsay Gresham gives some insight into how Houdini accomplished his feats of daring do. Throughout this book, the fragility of Houdini's career is manifested by his series of short runs in theatres across the U.S. and Europe. The nature of Houdini's career starting with magic tricks and advancing to escape routines develops as the book advances. Toward the end of his career, Houdini, as president of the Society of American Magicians, undertook the crusade of driving frauds, prominently spiritual mediums, out of the profession.

Houdini's personal relationships are related primarily through examples of devotion to his mother and in the long personal and professional relationships with his wife, Bess. Beyond that, the reader learns of a few other relatives and co-workers, but the personal side is definitely a secondary theme in the book.

This book is not a true biography, in that it primarily focuses only on Houdini's career, with relatively little about his personality and personal life. It is largely a collection of anecdotes that he did this here, then that there, with little but chronology to hold them together. To the reader to whom Houdini is little more than name, this book presents the opportunity to become much more familiar with the career that made his name famous.
I chose to read abouth this book because the book gives you the details that you need do you can think that you are actually in the book.

I also think that the book gives you the full life story of how and why Houdini got into the Magic Business. The book also asks you how you think the book should have been wrote and what things you would change and why you would change them.

This book gives you the Information on how Houdini lived his life and who he wanted to live his life with. On the other hand this book is a really good thing to read because they explain it so clearly and they should make a sequel to this book because I think that the readers would take the interest into reading this.
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