HOUDINI: Master of Escape by Lace Kendall
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HOUDINI: Master of Escape

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Uniquely moving is this story of Houdini, the world's master escape artist. Wisconsin born and a Jew, Houdin (Eric Weiss), from childhood is fascinated by tricks and magic. His interest soon takes him from the status of amateur to professional, and he works first with his brother and later with his wife, a Catholic girl he all but kidnaps from her strict German Catholic home. Colorful, born in its professional and personal aspects, this is an account of remarkable humanity and single-mindedness, a portrait of a dedicated and brilliant performer.

Pub Date: Sept. 1st, 1960
Publisher: Macrae-Smith