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The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, Joe Posnanski

Label
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini
Title
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini
Statement of responsibility
Joe Posnanski
Creator
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 Joe 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. This is the ultimate journey to uncover why this magic man endures, and what he still has to teach the world about wonder
Cataloging source
TP7
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Posnanski, Joe
Dewey number
  • 793.8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
GV1545.H8
LC item number
P67 2019ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Jacques Roy
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Roy, Jacques
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Houdini, Harry
  • Audiobooks
  • Books on disc
  • Magicians
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, Joe Posnanski
Instantiates
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508297697
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
30d8qi
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119556627
  • 1016331
  • (OCoLC)on1119556627
  • 1016331
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The life and afterlife of Harry Houdini, Joe Posnanski
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audiobook
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
local
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
8 audio discs (9.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781508297697
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital, 1.4 m/s, stereo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
30d8qi
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1119556627
  • 1016331
  • (OCoLC)on1119556627
  • 1016331
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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