Why this book?
My professional background's in magic, so Houdini's an endlessly fascinating character to me—both in his real life and the grand illusion he built of himself as the early 20th century's greatest showman. Erik Weisz was a skilled performer with a passion for physically testing himself. Harry Houdini, by contrast, was a superhuman master mystifier, a tireless crusader against psychic fraudsters—and also, allegedly, a rather successful spy. What emerges in this book is a man at war with his own constructed alter ego. A man who literally escaped his own grave many times before falling victim to the very claims of invincibility that established his legend, and who ultimately died believing himself a fraud. It's an immensely powerful story to me, inspirational and chilling in equal measure.
The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero
Why should I read it?
2 authors picked The Secret Life of Houdini as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
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