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“Houdini: The Handcuff King” by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi

 “Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so 80 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 on him: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life on him, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding him by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona of him — to the secret behind his most amazing trick of him! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.”

Taken from Hyperion Books.

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Houdini: the handcuff king / by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold. — New York: Hyperion Paperbacks, 2008. — 82 p. : mainly ill. b. and n. ; 25cm

ISBN-978 07868-3903-2

PZ 7.7 .L88 H68 2008