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The Resource The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, by Joe Posnanski

The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, by Joe Posnanski

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The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini
Title
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini
Statement of responsibility
by Joe Posnanski
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Harry Houdini. Say his name and a number of things come to mind. Escapes. Illusions. Magic. Chains. Safes. Live burials. Close to a century after his death, nearly every person in America knows his name from a young age, capturing their imaginations with his death-defying stunts and daring acts. He inspired countless people, from all walks of life, to find something magical within themselves. This is a book about a man and his extraordinary life, but it is also about the people who he has inspired in death. As Posnanski delves into the deepest corners of Houdini-land, visiting museums (one owned by David Copperfield), attractions, and private archives, he encounters a cast of unforgettable and fascinating characters: a woman who runs away from home to chase her dream of becoming a magician; an Italian who revives Houdini's most famous illusion every night; a performer at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles who calls himself Houdini's Ghost; a young boy in Australia who, one day, sees an old poster and feels his life change; and a man in Los Angeles whose sole mission is life has been to keep the legend's name alive. Both a personal obsession and an odyssey of discovery, Posnanski draws inspiration from his lifelong passion for and obsession with magic, blending biography, memoir, and first-person reporting to examine Harry Houdini's life and legacy. 2019
Cataloging source
JU0
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Posnanski, Joe
Form of composition
other
PerformerNote
Read by Jacques Roy
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Roy, Jacques
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  • Houdini, Harry
  • Magicians
  • Houdini, Harry
Target audience
specialized
Label
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, by Joe Posnanski
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Publication
Note
Title and publication information taken from CNIB/CELA website. Title or subtitle may be abbreviated on the disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (1 file : 130 mb).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140980134
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 25 min.)
Governing access note
Restricted to the print disabled
Isbn
9780221050862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2957126
Publisher number
DC100569
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
computer disc type unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)1140980134
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps
Label
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, by Joe Posnanski
Publication
Note
Title and publication information taken from CNIB/CELA website. Title or subtitle may be abbreviated on the disc
Carrier category
computer disc
Carrier category code
  • cd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Computer file characteristics
Computer data (1 file : 130 mb).
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1140980134
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Extent
1 computer laser optical disc (9 hrs., 25 min.)
Governing access note
Restricted to the print disabled
Isbn
9780221050862
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
2957126
Publisher number
DC100569
Sound
sound
Specific material designation
computer disc type unspecified
System control number
(OCoLC)1140980134
System details
  • Digital to DAISY
  • DAISY 2.02 standard; MP3 compression at 32 kbps

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