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Spellbinder The Life of Harry Houdini By Tom Lalicki This biography is called Spellbinder The Life of Harry Houdini It is written by Tom Lalicki This book is about the life of the most famous magician and escape artist Harry Houdini March 24 1874 The day when a Jewish baby was born in Budapest Hungary This babys name was Ehrich Weiss He was the son of Mayer Samuel Weiss and Cecilia Weiss Ehrich had three brothers William Nathan and Theodore However when the family moved to Appletown Wisconsin USA they later had two more sons Leopold and Gladys in 1878 In 1883 Ehrich Prince of Air performed in a Milwaukee Wisconsin backyard Unfortunately Ehrich at the age of 12 ran away to Texas looking for a job It turned out that in 1891 Ehrich took the stage name Harry Houdini At first he was not so popular traveling America with a circus However once he found a man by the name Martin Beck Harry wanted him to be his manager From there on he was starting to be known in every country in the world He performed escape tricks such as the Nude Jail Cell Escape and the Illustrated Mirror handcuffs In 1910 Houdini was the first to fly a successful airplane flight on the continent of Australia Houdini was the most famous escape artist in the world until 1926 Houdinis biggest show opened on Broadway on October 31 he died from peritonitis following an appendectomy I learned that no person should ever try what Houdini did because just one mistake doing your act could take your life away as it did to Ehrich I chose Harry Houdini because I like magic tricks Escape artist and magicians fascinated me when I was growing up as a kid I always tried to be like the men on TV My sister might rap me up with a rope and tie a knot to see if I
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