Houdini: World's Greatest Mystery Man And Escape King : Introducing the astonishing, the unforgettable . . . HOUDINI. He made himself a living legend and became the most famous name in magic. But Harry Houdini, like his acts, was fascinating and mysterious. True stardom came to him when he began to focus his act around daring, heart-stopping escapes. By sheer force of will, Houdini trained his body to withstand the torturous demands of the elaborate acts he created. The underwater handcuff release, the water torture cell, the suspended straightjacket escape - their names alone inspired fear and awe. How did he do it? Magicians never tell. Yet acclaimed author Kathleen Krull and award-winning illustrator Eric Velasquez combine their talents to reveal the remarkable story of the World's Greatest Mystery Man and Escape King.
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