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The Life and Times of the World's Greatest Magician
Charlotte Montague

In the early 1900s, Houdini's handcuff show was a huge sensation that toured the best venues in the USA and Europe, and when audiences demanded more, he introduced straight-jackets, water-filled tanks, and nailed shut packing crates.

His outdoor spectaculars became increasingly elaborate. In the early winter of 1906, he leaped manacled from the MacArthur Bridge in Detroit, Michigan, freeing himself from two pairs of handcuffs beneath the icy waters. Houdini's mega-star status allowed him to fly airplanes, star in his own movies, write and publish his own books, and even become president of the Society of American Magicians.

This biography is an authoritative view from accomplished biographer Charlotte Montague, and belongs on the shelf of any lover of magic, escape artistry, and enigmatic figures.

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  • Published : 29/10/2019
  • ISBN : 9780785837701
  • Format : Hardback
  • Imprint : Chartwell Books
  • Size (mm): 196 x 273
  • Category: Biography
  • Pages : 192
  • Edition :