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Author Begley, Adam.

Title Houdini : the elusive American [Hoopla electronic resource] / Adam Begley.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Audio, 2020.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (6hr., 15 min.)) : digital.
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Series Jewish Lives ;
Begley, Adam. Jewish Lives. Spoken word ;
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Performer Narrated by Barry Abrams.
Summary From the prizewinning Jewish Lives series, an exuberant biography of the world's greatest escape artist. In 1916, the war in Europe having prevented a tour abroad, Harry Houdini wrote a film treatment for a rollicking motion picture. Though the movie was never made, its title, 'The Marvelous Adventures of Houdini: The Justly Celebrated Elusive American,' provides a succinct summary of the Master Mystifier's life. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874, Houdini grew up an impoverished Jewish immigrant in the Midwest and became world-famous thanks to talent, industry, and ferocious determination. He concealed as a matter of temperament and professional ethics the secrets of his sensational success. Nobody knows how Houdini performed some of his dazzling, death-defying tricks, and nobody knows, finally, why he felt compelled to punish and imprison himself over and over again. Must a self-liberator also be a self-torturer? Tracking the restless Houdini's wide-ranging exploits, acclaimed biographer Adam Begley asks the essential question: What kind of man was this?
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Added Author Abrams, Barry. Narrator.
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ISBN 9781705207451 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1705207456 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT12663914
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