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A Magician among the Spirits [Paperback]

Harry Houdini

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May 19 2011 1108027482 978-1108027489 Reissue
Harry Houdini (1874-1926), whose real name was Erik Weisz, was one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all time. He was highly sceptical of the many claims made concerning psychic and paranormal phenomena, which were very popular in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He attended hundreds of séances for the purposes of his study, and never experienced one he believed genuine. In this book, published in 1924, he described the mediums and psychics whom he revealed as fraudulent, exposing the tricks which had convinced many notable scientists and academics. These included spirit writing, table rapping, spirit manifestations, and levitation. Among those he revealed as frauds was the famous medium Mina Crandon, and his exposures led to a public split with his former friend Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a firm believer. The book is a fascinating account of superstition and gullibility.

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Harry Houdini (1874-1926), real name Erik Weisz, was one of the most famous magicians and escapologists of all time. In this book, published in 1924, he described the mediums and psychics whom he revealed as fraudulent, exposing the tricks by which they had convinced many notable scientists and academics.

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5.0 out of 5 stars mystical Houdini April 3 2013
By Ludie Quinn - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I used to work for a houdini museum and really admire his work,this book is great,it is a wonderful addition to my collection,very well writen and interesting.
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5.0 out of 5 stars From a charlatan hunter to you. March 10 2008
By Miguel A. Delgado Botello - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
If you want to know the truth about charlatan mediums and card readers and there methods this and the other houdini books on the subject are for you,the colection on the subject is:

1.- THE RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG (1906)

2.-MIRACLE WORKERS AND THERE METHODS (1920)

3.- A MAGICIAN AMONG THE SPIRITS (1924)

PLEASE BUY THEM AND SHARE THEM AND LETS PUT THIS THIEVES OUT OF BUSINESS.

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