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Harry Houdini

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Editado: Jul 29, 2007, 7:15 pm

Stumbled across this the other day and had to pick it up. Dropped what I was reading in favor of this.

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero by William Kalush and Larry Sloman

Quite a complete work at over five hundred pages. The authors used so much source material that it is listed on a web site rather than in the book.


Houdini's connections to law enforcement, the US Secret Service and the precursor to England's MI-5 are explored here. The authors also look at the possibility that Houdini's death was not an accident, but part of plot. He was an enemy of the spiritualist movement and a threat to their moneymaking scams.