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Houdini: The Handcuff King

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Houdini: The Handcuff King

by Jason Lutes, with illustrations by Nick Bertozzi

Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so eighty years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona --- to the secret behind his most amazing trick! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.

Houdini: The Handcuff King
by Jason Lutes, with illustrations by Nick Bertozzi

  • Publication Date: July 8, 2008
  • Genres: Biography, Graphic Novel
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
  • ISBN-10: 0786839031
  • ISBN-13: 9780786839032