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Miracle mongers and their methods : a complete exposé

Author: Harry Houdini
Publisher: Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1993.
Series: Skeptic's bookshelf.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to the astonishing claims of those in his own profession. Using personal research and observations, Houdini reveals the cunning techniques employed by fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and other masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences around the world. This classic skeptical work explores and exposes the methods of such "wonders" as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926.
Miracle mongers and their methods.
Buffalo, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1993
(OCoLC)606488599
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Houdini
ISBN: 0879758171 9780879758172
OCLC Number: 27145174
Description: xiv, 240 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Series Title: Skeptic's bookshelf.
Responsibility: by Houdini ; foreword by the Amazing Randi.

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The legendary magician and illusionist Harry Houdini turns a critical eye to the astonishing claims of those in his own profession. Using personal research and observations, Houdini reveals the cunning techniques employed by fire-eaters, sword swallowers, and other masters of deception to mystify and amaze audiences around the world. This classic skeptical work explores and exposes the methods of such "wonders" as "The Incombustible Spaniard," "Defiers of Poisonous Reptiles," and many others. Originally published in the 1920s, Miracle Mongers and Their Methods scrupulously examines the direct predecessors of modern psychics and mentalists.

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