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The Resource Houdini : the elusive American, Adam Begley

Houdini : the elusive American, Adam Begley

Label
Houdini : the elusive American
Title
Houdini
Title remainder
the elusive American
Statement of responsibility
Adam Begley
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, 'The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American,' provides a succinct summary of the Master Mystifier's life. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874, Houdini grew up an impoverished Jewish immigrant in the Midwest and became world-famous thanks to talent, industry, and ferocious determination. He concealed as a matter of temperament and professional ethics the secrets of his sensational success. Nobody knows how Houdini performed some of his dazzling, death-defying tricks, and nobody knows, finally, why he felt compelled to punish and imprison himself over and over again. Tracking the restless Houdini's wide-ranging exploits, acclaimed biographer Adam Begley tells the story of a mystifying man's astonishing career"--Dust jacket flap
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Begley, Adam
Dewey number
793.8092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
B44 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Escape artists
  • Magicians
Label
Houdini : the elusive American, Adam Begley
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223132616971
  • 31223132616963
  • 31223132616955
  • 31223132616989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Chinese water torture cell -- A father's legacy -- From dime museums to vaudeville -- The handcuff king conquers Europe -- Return of the hero -- Aloft down under -- The great dissolution -- Making movies -- Among the spirits -- Sucker punch -- Ever after
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780300230796
Lccn
2019947803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112892183
Label
Houdini : the elusive American, Adam Begley
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223132616971
  • 31223132616963
  • 31223132616955
  • 31223132616989
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 195-198) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: The Chinese water torture cell -- A father's legacy -- From dime museums to vaudeville -- The handcuff king conquers Europe -- Return of the hero -- Aloft down under -- The great dissolution -- Making movies -- Among the spirits -- Sucker punch -- Ever after
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
216 pages
Isbn
9780300230796
Lccn
2019947803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112892183

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