The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Random House Trade
Publish Date
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.22 X 8.0 X 0.83 inches | 0.63 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780812970425

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About the Author

Ruth Brandon is a prominent historian, biographer, and novelist. Her widely acclaimed books include Other People's Daughters: The Life and Times of the Governess; The Life and Many Deaths of Harry Houdini; Surreal Lives: The Surrealists 1917-1945; and Being Divine: A Biography of Sarah Bernhardt.

Reviews

"What is it about this mother-fixated, death-obsessed, overly competitive insomniac...that continues to fascinate us?...What [Ruth Brandon] found was a man with a gift for self-promotion equaling that of Madonna's."
--USA Today

"Elegant...[Brandon reveals] the surprising charisma of the man whose name has, for more than a century, evoked wonder."
--The Boston Globe

"Superb...Brandon is a shrewd and incisive biographer."
--John Banville, Los Angeles Times Book Review