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Houdini : the handcuff king

Author: Jason Lutes; Nick Bertozzi; Glen David Gold; Center for Cartoon Studies.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion, an imprint of Disney Books, [2019] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Second paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"A snapshot of one moment in the life of Harry Houdini, focusing on the events of a single day -- May 1, 1908 -- and a single publicity stunt, in which Houdini leapt into the near-frozen Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts wearing only a bathing suit and shackled at the wrists and ankles, and though we know what to expect, he still pulls several surprises. Bold graphics presents a living picture of this  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical comics
Comic books, strips, etc
Graphic novels
Historical comics
Nonfiction comics
Named Person: Harry Houdini; Harry Houdini
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Lutes; Nick Bertozzi; Glen David Gold; Center for Cartoon Studies.
ISBN: 1368042880 9781368042888
OCLC Number: 1119604560
Description: 81 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Other Titles: Center for Cartoon Studies presents
Responsibility: Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold.

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"A snapshot of one moment in the life of Harry Houdini, focusing on the events of a single day -- May 1, 1908 -- and a single publicity stunt, in which Houdini leapt into the near-frozen Charles River in Cambridge, Massachusetts wearing only a bathing suit and shackled at the wrists and ankles, and though we know what to expect, he still pulls several surprises. Bold graphics presents a living picture of this greatest of American showmen, and probably the most famous man in the world at the time, and show how the times and morals shaped him and his art."--Provided by publisher.

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