Secrets of Houdini
By J. C. Cannel. Here is a book that will please anyone interested in the life and secrets of Harry Houdini. It's a beautifully produced book of 280 pages with 98 illustrations and photographs. The 9 chapters trace his career through its various phases from miscellaneous magic to the perfection of many great escapes. The methods of his effects are well explained, many through anecdotes about his life. It's an entertaining book and one that deserves to be read more than once.