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Performing Arts
  • Author:
    Kenneth Silverman
  • ISBN:
    006092862X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0060928629
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  • Publisher:
    Perennial (October 1, 1997)
  • Pages:
    544 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Performing Arts
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Kenneth Silverman is a professor of English, a graduate advisor in American Civilization, co-director of The Biography . A quite interesting perspective on the career of Houdini, which doesn't pull any punches and portrays Houdini as an egotistical, attention-getting, self praising creep.

Kenneth Silverman is a professor of English, a graduate advisor in American Civilization, co-director of The Biography Seminar at New York University, and an amateur magician. He lives in New York City. No hero worship here. Should be read in conjunction with other biographies about Houdini.

In this book Kenneth Silverman does a fine job of chronicling Houdini’s career and how his act evolved over time. From his early slight of hand prestidigitation to his increasingly more complex handcuff escapes, Houdini’s shows became a sensation. For example, other writers have recounted how Ehrich Weiss adopted "Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss" is a fascinating biography of America’s most famous magician and escape artist. The author, Ken Silverman, is a Professor Emeritus at the New York University and a 1985 Pulitzer Prize winner for biography.

Silverman tells the story of Houdini's origins as Ehrich Weiss, one of four sons of Rabbi Mayer Weiss, an emigre from . Until now there has not been an adequate biography of Houdini

Until now there has not been an adequate biography of Houdini.

Silverman's engaging biography catalogs the life of Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, who made a career out of his capacity to. .Informational source containing very detailed events in Houdini's career from birth to death. Is very accurate and well written.

Silverman's engaging biography catalogs the life of Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, who made a career out of his capacity to amaze. This award-winning biography was written with the help of the experts at the Houdini Museum at Scranton, PA.

Kenneth Eugene Silverman was an American biographer and educator. The Career of Ehrich Weiss, American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King and Prison Breaker - Nothing on Earth Can Hold Houdini a Prisoner!!!

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Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. Condition: Excellent. Media Type: HB. No. of Pages: 465. Publisher: Harper Collins Publishers.

Kenneth Silverman, whose The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, a deeply .

He added, It is a splendid day of judgment, in which Cotton Mather stands radiant in all his virtues and failings.

Kenneth Eugene Silverman (February 5, 1936 – July 7, 2017) was an American biographer and educator. Silverman, Kenneth (1997-10-01). Houdini!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Brea. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Bancroft Prize for his 1984 biography of Cotton Mather, The Life and Times of Cotton Mather. Silverman, who specialized in Colonial American literature, was a professor of English at New York University until his retirement in 2001. New York, NY: Perennial.

While Silverman focuses on the magic and miraculous escapes that made Houdini a legend and the most celebrated, highest-paid performer of his day, he also delves deeply into Houdini's fascinating personal life. He explores Houdini's many friendships with politicians and celebrities like Jack Dempsey, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Edison, Jack London, the Astors and others. He looks into his traumatic encounters with anti-Semitism; his close-knit family; his strange and troubled relationship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle; and his bitter war against spiritualism.

Chronicles the life and career of the legendary Harry Houdini

Alsantrius
I've read every biography on Harry Houdini and this is without question the best of the lot. Certainly it is the most comprehensive and professional. Silverman has not just recycled information gleaned from old bios; he has done fresh research and has come up with amazing new facts and facets of Houdini's career and character that have never appeared anywhere else. He also throws out much of the standard mythology that mares so many other Houdini bios. I've read this book 3 times and each time I learn something new. If you're looking for a Houdini biography, this is the one to buy.
SmEsH
I sent this to a 13-year old grandson who's learned some magic tricks. His mother reports he has enjoyed it so much that he's re-reading it!
Zeli
Nothing new, but this is a very informative book and one that keeps you wanting to read more of it. I recommend it for all Houdini fans.
Unnis
Great seller and product. One thing the best biographies of the iconic magician
Dawncrusher
Great product; great seller; highly recommended!
Marad
A quite interesting perspective on the career of Houdini, which doesn't pull any punches and portrays Houdini as an egotistical, attention-getting, self praising creep. No hero worship here. Should be read in conjunction with other biographies about Houdini.
superstar
Exactly as described and fast shipping!
Advertised as in Very Good condition, the book reeked of smoke (We're in the second day of fumigating it), had many pressed leaves in it (which were stuck on the pages and needed VERY careful removal), and front page had obscene insults in crayon or colored marker written in a childish hand, requiring removal of the page. This is not "Very Good" condition.