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Harry Houdini Books


life-and-many-deaths-of-houdiniI see the Google has Harry Houdini (real name Erich Weiss) on its homepage today – well, if you are going to celebrate someone’s birthday then why not celebrate their 137th? It’s a special one. A couple of months ago, we put together a big feature on collectible magic books and books by Houdini and about Houdini were all over it. He was a marketing phenomenon who used books very nicely to extend his fame far beyond his legendary stage shows.

Before Harry Houdini, there was Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin – a French magician who paved the way for Harry. Houdin is also well covered by a number of books. Read our feature.

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Richard Davies

One Response to “Harry Houdini Books”

  1. I just finished reading Modern Marvels – Viktoriana where Harry Houdini is one of the main characters. Highly recommended and entertaining.

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