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Houdini

The Handcuff King

By Jason Lutes


Harry Houdini mesmerized a generation of Americans when he was alive, and continues to do so 80 years after his death. This is a "snapshot" of Houdini's life, centering on one of his most famous jumps. As Houdini prepares for a death-defying leap into the icy Charles River in Boston, biographer Jason Lutes and artist Nick Bertozzi reveal Houdini's life and influence: from the anti-Semitism Houdini fought all his life, to the adulation of the American public; from his hounding by the press, to his loving relationship with his wife Bess; from his egoism to his insecurity; from his public persona -- to the secret behind his most amazing trick! And it's all in graphic form, so it's fresh, original, and unlike anything previously published about this most fascinating of American showmen.
 

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9780786839025


Format: Book
Author: Lutes, Jason
Summary: In bold graphics, and drawing on the most respected sources, author and artist formulate a living picture of this greatest of Americans and show how time and morals shaped him and his art.
Title: Houdini : the handcuff king / by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold.
Publisher Date: New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Subject: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Fiction. Graphic novels Caricatures and cartoons Comic books, strips, etc.
Isbn: 9780786839025 0786839023
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 3
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: GN Houdini
Oclc: 123437546
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Bib Id: 307887

Format: Book
Author: Lutes, Jason
Summary: In bold graphics, and drawing on the most respected sources, author and artist formulate a living picture of this greatest of Americans and show how time and morals shaped him and his art.
Title: Houdini : the handcuff king / by Jason Lutes & Nick Bertozzi ; with an introduction by Glen David Gold.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Hyperion, c2007.
Description: 81 p. : ill ; 26 cm.
Subjects: Houdini, Harry, 1874-1926 -- Fiction.
Subjects: Graphic novels
Subjects: Caricatures and cartoons
Subjects: Comic books, strips, etc.
Other Author: Bertozzi, Nick
Other Author: Center for Cartoon Studies
Other Title: At head of title: Center for Cartoon Studies presents
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [88]).
LCCN: 2007276145
ISBN: 9780786839025
ISBN: 0786839023
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 3
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: GN Houdini