Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so 80 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 &mdash 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.
the handcuff king
New York : The Center for Cartoon Studies, Hyperion, c2007.
81 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm.
Accelerated Reader AR 42 10010
Branch Call Number:
GV1545.H8 L88 2007
Statement of Responsibility:
Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold
Includes bibliographical references (p. )
Accelerated Reader AR MG 4.2 1.0 Quiz: 114393.
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926.
Magicians Comic books, strips, etc.