The Resource The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman., (electronic resource)

The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman., (electronic resource)

Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero
Title
The secret life of Houdini
Title remainder
the making of America's first superhero
Statement of responsibility
William Kalush and Larry Sloman.
Title variation
  • Houdini
  • Making of America's first superhero
  • America's first superhero
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini developed a relationship with a man who would later run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own, creating a group of operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, he triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kalush, William
Dewey number
  • 793.8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
K35 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Sloman, Larry
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Magicians
  • United States
Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman., (electronic resource)
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Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "October 2007"--Title page verso
  • Originally published as hbk.: ©2006
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 47
  • 4
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • 65
  • 5
  • King of Handcuffs
  • 77
  • 6
  • M
  • 97
  • 1
  • 7
  • Police State
  • 109
  • 8
  • Taming the Bear
  • 131
  • 9
  • Challenge of the Mirror
  • 143
  • 10
  • Oath
  • Leap of Faith
  • 171
  • 11
  • Kill Thy Father
  • 199
  • 12
  • Death Visits the Stage
  • 215
  • 13
  • Above the Down Under
  • 1
  • 239
  • 14
  • Emperor of Sympathy-Enlisters
  • 259
  • 15
  • Chinese Water Torture
  • 279
  • 16
  • Forgive
  • 293
  • 2
  • 17
  • Fighting Our Way to the Grave
  • 311
  • 18
  • Death by Misadventure
  • 331
  • 19
  • Art Imitates Life
  • 349
  • 20
  • Starving for a Living
  • Saul Among the Prophets
  • 375
  • 21
  • Little Sister will do Exactly as Big Brother Says
  • 405
  • 22
  • Margery's Box
  • 427
  • 23
  • My Own Secret Service
  • 25
  • 451
  • 24
  • I...Am a Fake
  • 481
  • 25
  • An Eye for an Eye
  • 517
  • 26
  • There is No Death
  • 537
  • 3
  • Celebrated Clairvoyants
Control code
o761386608
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Atria books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 592 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743298506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00572856
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5418217A-B442-4215-B0D2-D38430D3F3F2
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o761386608
  • (OCoLC)761386608
Label
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero, William Kalush and Larry Sloman., (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • "October 2007"--Title page verso
  • Originally published as hbk.: ©2006
  • Includes index
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 47
  • 4
  • Quid Pro Quo
  • 65
  • 5
  • King of Handcuffs
  • 77
  • 6
  • M
  • 97
  • 1
  • 7
  • Police State
  • 109
  • 8
  • Taming the Bear
  • 131
  • 9
  • Challenge of the Mirror
  • 143
  • 10
  • Oath
  • Leap of Faith
  • 171
  • 11
  • Kill Thy Father
  • 199
  • 12
  • Death Visits the Stage
  • 215
  • 13
  • Above the Down Under
  • 1
  • 239
  • 14
  • Emperor of Sympathy-Enlisters
  • 259
  • 15
  • Chinese Water Torture
  • 279
  • 16
  • Forgive
  • 293
  • 2
  • 17
  • Fighting Our Way to the Grave
  • 311
  • 18
  • Death by Misadventure
  • 331
  • 19
  • Art Imitates Life
  • 349
  • 20
  • Starving for a Living
  • Saul Among the Prophets
  • 375
  • 21
  • Little Sister will do Exactly as Big Brother Says
  • 405
  • 22
  • Margery's Box
  • 427
  • 23
  • My Own Secret Service
  • 25
  • 451
  • 24
  • I...Am a Fake
  • 481
  • 25
  • An Eye for an Eye
  • 517
  • 26
  • There is No Death
  • 537
  • 3
  • Celebrated Clairvoyants
Control code
o761386608
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Atria books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 592 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780743298506
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00572856
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
5418217A-B442-4215-B0D2-D38430D3F3F2
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o761386608
  • (OCoLC)761386608

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