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Houdini on Magic

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    Harry Houdini's fame is secure as the greatest magician of modern times. Many of his fabulous escapes, indeed, now sound more like legend than history, yet they really happened!

    Houdini permitted himself to be thrown, manacled, into the Hudson River to be nailed into packing cases and lowered into the ocean to be suspended by the ankles, strait-jacketed, hundreds of feet above the ground-and in every case, he escaped easily.

    This book is Houdini's own account of these exploits, supplemented with rare photographs and posters, first-hand material from periodicals and pamphlets, and behind-the-scenes revelations of some of the master's most prized secrets: how he picked locks, how he sawed a girl in half to become twins, how he walked through a brick wall, how a girl can vanish from a sheet of plate glass without trapdoors, hoists, mirrors or other such apparatus.

    There are also instructions for performing 44 stage tricks, including the coin and glass, the Indian needle trick, and other standards. These are fully-illustrated with diagram sequences that cover every step in the performance. Finally, of special interest to many readers are Houdini's own accounts of great magicians of history and of Houdini's own battles with spiritualists and fraudulent mediums.

    Pages 288 - Softbound, Illustrated

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    Review by Brad
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    If you are a magician who likes Harry Houdini, this is a great read. You will learn about the history of his magic and even some of his secrets. If you are looking for new magic to do, you probably won't use anything from this but you will gain a new understanding on how he viewed the world of magic. I got this book years ago when I first started magic from my sister's friend. It's a was a nice gift (Posted on 4/24/13)
    Review by Zach O'Connor
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    I Think That This Book Is Just Simply A Good Read. There Are Some Really Cool Things Explained In It But I Honestly Had More Fun Just Learning About Some History On Magic :) Get This Book!!!! (Posted on 8/1/11)
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