the metamorphosis the apprenticeship of harry houdini

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The Metamorphosis

Author : Bruce MacNab
ISBN : 0864926774
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tale of Harry Houdini's early years as magician in the theatre circuit in Eastern Canada.

The Bowery

Author : Stephen Paul DeVillo
ISBN : 9781510726871
Genre : Travel
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From peglegged Peter Stuyvesant to CBGB’s, the story of the Bowery reflects the history of the city that grew up around it. It was the street your mother warned you about—even if you lived in San Francisco. Long associated with skid row, saloons, freak shows, violence, and vice, the Bowery often showed the worst New York City had to offer. Yet there were times when it showed its best as well. The Bowery is New York’s oldest street and Manhattan’s broadest boulevard. Like the city itself, it has continually reinvented itself over the centuries. Named for the Dutch farms, or bouweries, of the area, the path’s lurid character was established early when it became the site of New Amsterdam’s first murder. A natural spring near the Five Points neighborhood led to breweries and taverns that became home to the gangs of New York—the “Bowery B’hoys,” “Plug Uglies,” and “Dead Rabbits.” In the Gaslight Era, teenaged streetwalkers swallowed poison in McGurk’s Suicide Hall. A brighter side to the street was reflected in places of amusement and culture over the years. A young P.T. Barnum got his start there, and Harry Houdini learned showmanship playing the music halls and dime museums. Poets, singers, hobos, gangsters, soldiers, travelers, preachers, storytellers, con-men, and reformers all gathered there. Its colorful cast of characters includes Peter Stuyvesant, Steve Brodie, Carry Nation, Stephen Foster, Stephen Crane, and even Abraham Lincoln. The Bowery: The Strange History of New York’s Oldest Street traces the full story of this once notorious thoroughfare from its pre-colonial origins to the present day.


Author : Jason Lutes
ISBN : 3551779635
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Trade Of The Tricks

Author : Graham Jones
ISBN : 9780520950528
Genre : Social Science
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From risqué cabaret performances to engrossing after-hours shop talk, Trade of the Tricks offers an unprecedented look inside the secretive subculture of modern magicians. Entering the flourishing Paris magic scene as an apprentice, Graham M. Jones gives a firsthand account of how magicians learn to perform their astonishing deceptions. He follows the day-to-day lives of some of France’s most renowned performers, revealing not only how secrets are created and shared, but also how they are stolen and destroyed. In a book brimming with humor and surprise, Jones shows how today’s magicians marshal creativity and passion in striving to elevate their amazing skill into high art. The book’s lively cast of characters includes female and queer performers whose work is changing the face of a historically masculine genre.

Sherlock Holmes Und Der Fall Houdini

Author : Daniel Stashower
ISBN : 3404154223
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Das Magische Baumhaus 48 Das Geheimnis Des Zauberk Nstlers

Author : Mary Pope Osborne
ISBN : 9783732005192
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Anne und Philipp machen sich erneut auf die Reise, um das Geheimnis wahrer Größe zu erforschen. Das magische Baumhaus bringt sie nach New York in einen großen Vergnügungspark, in dem es viele aufregende Attraktionen zu bestaunen gibt. Hier sollen die Geschwister den weltberühmten Zauberkünstler Harry Houdini treffen. Doch die Show des großen Magiers ist längst ausverkauft! Zum Glück hat Anne eine fantastische Idee... Die beliebte Kinderbuch-Reihe von Bestsellerautorin Mary Pope Osborne! Die Geschwister Anne und Philipp reisen mit dem magischen Baumhaus durch die Zeit. Sie erleben spannende Abenteuer, entdecken ferne Länder und lernen viele berühmte Persönlichkeiten kennen.

Ein Gutes Omen

Author : Terry Pratchett
ISBN : 3453126777
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The Genesis Of Mass Culture

Author : J. Springhall
ISBN : 9780230612129
Genre : History
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A thorough survey of the origins and development of the major distinct American commercial entertainments that emerged between over the course of the 19th century and into the 20th, including P.T. Barnum_s American Museum, freak show, and circus, as well as blackface minstrelry, Buffalo Bill_s Wild West Show, and vaudeville.

Houdini And Conan Doyle

Author : Christopher Sandford
ISBN : 9780715642399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the early twentieth century, Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were two of the most fêted and famous men alive. Their relationship was extraordinary: Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ultra-rational detective Sherlock Holmes, was a believer in Spiritualism. He came to his belief that one could communicate with the dead, after his son and younger brother were killed in the First World War. He became an expert in the Spiritualist field and developed an unshakeable faith that the gap between life and death could be bridged. Harry Houdini, the world's foremost magician, was a friend of Conan Doyle's but was sceptical of his belief in the supernatural. Houdini, showman and master of mystery, took every opportunity to use his knowledge of illusion to expose psychics, and was incensed in particular by what he regarded as their exploitation of the 'nervous derangement' of grief. Drawing on previously unpublished archive material, this sensational history of two popular geniuses conjures up the early Twentieth Century and the fame, personalities and competing beliefs that pulled them apart.

Matthew Barney

Author : Matthew Barney
ISBN : 3775711708
Genre : Installations (Art)
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