The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero

The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero - William Kalush, Larry Sloman This is a fantastic biography of a particularly interesting man, a man who pushed himself beyond the limit rather than admit defeat, who used his skills in the aid of spy and police agencies as well as for entertainment, and who devoted his later years in attempting to hold fraudulent spiritualists responsible for the crimes they perpetrated on the credulous and vulnerable - a crusade that may have had a part in his somewhat suspicious demise.