Monday, May 21, 2012

Death & The Magician by Raymund Fitzsimons

Paperback edition from 1985 of Death & The Magician 
First published by Antheneum in 1980, this Harry Houdini biography by Raymund Fitzsimons encapsulates the magician's life from birth to unfortunate death. One of the greatest performers and magicians of the 20th century, this book particularly goes into great detail codifying and explaining all of his famous tricks. Almost as good as this later biography itself is the bibliography at the end of it, with a list of nearly every important piece of literature on Houdini and magic. Featuring great cover design by Craig Dodd based on an original Houdini performance poster, this book at least deserves being flipped through.

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