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Kalush, William

Works: 3 works in 31 publications in 3 languages and 1,705 library holdings
Genres: Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV1545.H8, 793.8092
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Publications about William Kalush
Publications by William Kalush
Most widely held works by William Kalush
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Book )
21 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,457 libraries worldwide
After years of struggling on the dime museum circuit, Harry Houdini got a break that put him on the front page of a Chicago newspaper. Soon Houdini was performing for royalty, commanding vast sums, and exploring the new power of Hollywood. At a time when spy agencies frequently co-opted amateurs, Houdini developed a relationship with a man who would later run MI-5. For the next several years, the world's most famous magician traveled to Germany and Russia and routinely reported his findings. After World War I, Houdini embarked on a battle of his own, creating a group of operatives to infiltrate the seamy world of fake spirit mediums. In doing so, he triggered the wrath of fanatical Spiritualists, led by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Death threats became an everyday occurrence, but the group would pose an even greater danger to Houdini's legacy.--From publisher description
The secret life of Houdini : the making of America's first superhero by William Kalush( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Draws on newly uncovered archives to reveal Houdini's secret work as a spy for the United States and England, his post-war efforts to expose the fraudulent activities of spiritualist mediums, and the plot organized by Arthur Conan Doyle to have him murdered
Our magic ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
For eighteen months, magician and director R. Paul Wilson traveled the world to interview thirty of the most influential and revered figures within the conjuring community. From these interviews, Wilson has crafted a love letter to the art of mahic that goes beyond the cliches to discuss why magic really matters. An honest, passionate, and revelaing glimpse behind the curtain to reveal the secretive world of magicins as seen through the eyes of the most respected thinkers, performers and creators
English (28)
Chinese (2)
Dutch (1)
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