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"Rivetingly chronicles the eternal persistence of humbug, chicanery and that inextinguishable human trait we call 'hope.'"—Arthur Magida, author of The Nazi Séance
“A must read… a fascinating insight into Houdini’s daily life and his unique relationship with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle… provided a great amount of new relevant historical facts and details that have been heretofore hidden from Houdini followers… Sandford’s reverse engineering of Houdini’s thought process makes the reader feel they are in the company of the Houdini and his contemporaries… I couldn’t put the book down.” —Geno Munari, President, Houdini Picture Corporation, Houdini, Houdini Magic.
It's a hard slog, there's so much about the spiritualist movement it gets boring. The author is biased toward Conan Doyle and has more info on him. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Sandford has definitely researched his subjects well. While this book is not an extensive history of either Conan Doyle and Houdini, it does look closely at the many points where... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Danny Schreiber
Two problems with this book. One, it iw written too much like a text book and two, the print is too small.Published on April 17, 2012 by Richard A. Herman
Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were both fascinating men who were geniuses in their fields and became friends--for a time. Then spititualism tore them apart. Read morePublished on March 16, 2012 by DLT