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Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so eighty years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona — to the secret behind his most amazing trick! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.

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Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of American while he was alive, and continues to do so more than 80 years after his death. In bold graphics, biographer Lutes and illustrator Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786839032
Subtitle:
The Handcuff King
Publisher:
Hyperion
Introduction by:
Gold, Glen David
Introduction:
Gold, Glen David
Illustrator:
Bertozzi, Nick
Author:
Bertozzi, Nick
Author:
Lutes, Jason
Subject:
ographical / United States
Subject:
Biographical - United States
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels - Biography
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Performing Arts
Subject:
Games & Activities - Magic
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
TradePB
Publication Date:
20080708
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10 x 6.75 in 8.48 oz
Age Level:
10-14

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"Synopsis" by , Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of American while he was alive, and continues to do so more than 80 years after his death. In bold graphics, biographer Lutes and illustrator Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence.
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