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Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss

American Self-Liberator, Europe"s Eclipsing Sensation, World"s Handcuff King & Prison Breaker

by Kenneth Silverman

  • 153 Want to read
  • 21 Currently reading

Published by Harpercollins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Entertainment & Performing Arts,
  • Magicians,
  • Magic (Performing Arts),
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • United States,
  • Houdini, Harry,
  • Biography,
  • Escape artists

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages480
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9230287M
    ISBN 100060169788
    ISBN 109780060169787

      Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. By Kenneth Silverman. HarperCollins, New York ISBN pp. Hardcover, $ For years, among magicians and magic scholars, it was rumored that a new biography on the life of the Elusive American was being prepared by such a qualified man. Houdini. Rabbi Drachman knew Harry Houdini (Ehrich Weiss) when Houdini was a pupil in the Talmud Torah of his synagogue, Congregation Zichron Ephraim. Houdini’s father, Dr. Mayer S. Weiss, was a Hungarian born rabbi.

    HOUDINI!!! THE CAREER OF EHRICH WEISS American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Breaker-Nothing on Earth Can Hold HOUDINI a Prisoner!!! A new book by Kenneth Silverman Information provided by The Harry Houdini Museum Scranton Wilkes Barre Steamtown National Park Pocono Pennsylvania tourist area. Houdini! The Career of Ehrich Weiss: American Self-liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Breaker--nothing on Earth Can Hold Houdini A Prisoner! (Book): Silverman, Kenneth: Supported by exhaustive research and illuminated by photos of Houdini in action--many never before or rarely before seen--Houdini is the definitive work on the magician by a master.

    Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman HarperCollins, New York, (This book is out-of-print, so try a library or second-hand bookstore) The Life and Many Deaths of Harry. HOUDINI!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss. By Kenneth Silverman. Illustrated. pp. New York: HarperCollins Publishers. $ ASK the guy next to you on the bus to name a magician, and 9 times out of 10 he'll say, ''Houdini.'' Seventy years after his death, Houdini still whips the competition.


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A very well researched book on the career of Harry Houdini. What comes across is what a remarkable man Houdini was, he achieved so much in his lifetime after what was humble beginnings through sheer determination and willpower.

The book was published for an American audience and as a result some of the grammar I found by: 4. Silverman's engaging biography catalogs the life of Harry Houdini, born Ehrich Weiss, who made a career out of his capacity to amaze. Having developed conjuring skills and an ability to wriggle free of handcuffs, ropes and manacles, Houdini elaborated his tricks into theatrical set pieces that made him famous--stunts like escaping from a strait jacket while dangling head down from a skyscraper, or from /5(21).

"Houdini!!. The Career of Ehrich Weiss" is a fascinating biography of Americas most famous magician and escape artist. The author, Ken Silverman, is a Professor Emeritus at the New York University and a Pulitzer Prize winner for biography/5(14). HOUDINI!!. THE CAREER OF EHRICH WEISS American Self-Liberator, Europe's Eclipsing Sensation, World's Handcuff King & Prison Breaker-Nothing on Earth Can Hold HOUDINI a Prisoner!!.

A new book by Kenneth Silverman Information provided by The Houdini Museum Scranton Wilkes Barre Steamtown National Park Pocono Pennsylvania tourist area.

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Get this from a library. Houdini!: the career of Ehrich Weiss: American self-liberator, Europe's eclipsing sensation, world's handcuff king & prison breaker. [Kenneth Silverman] -- Tells the story of escape artist and magician Harry Houdini's rise from performing at dime museums and burlesque shows to becoming the highest-paid variety artist in the world.

Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published. Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman, SeptemberHarpercollins edition, Hardcover in English - 1st ed editionCited by: 4.

Mayer Samuel Weiss And His Son, Ehrich Weiss. A studio photo taken in America shows the Reverend Doctor Mayer Samuel Weiss wearing a barrett—the four-cornered miter of German Reform Judaism.

He is bald or balding except for 5/5(1). Houdini The Career Of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman available in Trade Paperback onalso read synopsis and reviews. In the most comprehensive biography written about the great illusionist yet, author Ken Silverman. - Buy Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss book online at best prices in India on Read Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: Harry Houdini (/ h uː ˈ d iː n i /; born Erik Weisz, later Ehrich Weiss or Harry Weiss; Ma – Octo ) was a Hungarian-born American illusionist and stunt performer, noted for his sensational escape first attracted notice in vaudeville in the US and then as "Harry 'Handcuff' Houdini" on a tour of Europe, where he challenged police forces to keep him locked of death: Peritonitis.

Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss at - ISBN X - ISBN - HarperPerennial - - Softcover. One of the blurbs on the jacket for Houdini: The Career of Ehrich Weiss says this is “Destined to be the definitive Houdini biography”.

If this is true, I certainly hope the others are better written than this one. Kenneth Silverman’s treatment of Houdini, while very thorough, was as dry as dust/5(2). Buy Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss 1st HarperPerennial Ed by Silverman, Kenneth (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

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Free shipping for many products. As a stage name, Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini by adding an ìiî to the last name of his idol, French magician Robert Houdin.

Harry is simply an Americanized version of his nickname, Ehrie. At 17, Ehrich, now known as Harry Houdini, left his family to pursue his magic career. Silverman simply lets the story unroll and by doing so, the reader better understands Houdini and Ehrich Weiss.

Perhaps "simply" is not an accurate appraisal. Writing this book had to be anything but simple. Like a fine magician, Silverman has made the difficult look easy. Most have come searching for more information on Houdini, and several have asked me via email what I consider the best Houdini biography.

I consider the best Houdini biography to be Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman. For me it's the book that best succeeds in separating fact from fiction.Everyone who has studied Houdini knows this. It’s an entertaining book, but one that should never be used as a primary source.

I believe Silverman said the first thing he did when researching his own Houdini biography (Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss) was to throw out all that had been written before because it was just too unreliable.Houdini!!!: The Career of Ehrich Weiss.

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