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The Man Who Killed Houdini

Bell , Don

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ISBN 10: 1550651870 / ISBN 13: 9781550651874
Editorial: Vehicule Pub., Montreal , Canada - in English, 2004
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2004 Softcover book . Brand new from 2004 publisher . Never opened, Never read . feltpen line bottom edge , small bend front top right corner cover . 260 pages with index . illustrated with B&W photographs . On October 22, 1926, Montreal student J. Gordon Whitehead stepped into Harry Houdini's dressing room and sucker-punched the legendary magician and illusionist . Nine days later, Houdini was dead, victim of a ruptured appendix, and J. Gordon Whitehead had permanently vanished from the public eye . What ever happened to the man who threw the fatal punches? Was it an accident - or was it murder? Who were the two witnesses to the incident? How much did they know? How does a stolen book fit into the picture? . Author Don Bell's 20 year hunt for the truth of J. Gordon Whitehead unmasks a secretive and troubled person, and reveals in this book with never-before-published photographs and documents the true story of " The Man Who Killed Houdini " by Don Bell. 2004 paperback book, published by Vehicule Publishing Montreal, in English only *** Securely packed for Safe shipping worldwide since 1965 *** Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 ". N° de ref. de la librería 5996aa

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Título: The Man Who Killed Houdini

Editorial: Vehicule Pub., Montreal , Canada - in English

Año de publicación: 2004

Encuadernación: Soft Cover

Ilustrador: Photos

Condición del libro:New

Edición: First.

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More than two decades of research provide the basis for this true-life detective story of the mysterious man who stepped into Harry Houdini's dressing room on an October night in 1926, delivered one fatal sucker punch, and then vanished from the public eye completely. Nine days after the incident, Houdini was dead, the victim of a ruptured appendix, and his killer, a Montreal student named J. Gordon Whitehead, was nowhere to be found. Up to now, this tale of a mistimed punch and an untimely death had become myth, with many questions still unanswered: What happened to the man who threw the fatal punch? Who were the two witnesses and how much did they know? Was Houdini's death truly an accident? Interviews, affidavits, eyewitness reports of the night, and the only known photograph of Whitehead ever published all shed new light on an enduring mystery. Written with flair and wit, this tale of true crime gradually builds a riveting profile of the life of this intriguing but unknown historical figure, finding and then following Houdini's killer.

About the Author:

Don Bell was a writer and antiquarian book dealer in Montreal, Quebec. A recipient of a National Magazine Award, he also received the Stephen Leacock Award for humor in 1973 for Saturday Night at the Bagel Factory. His column, Founde Bookes, was featured in Books in Canada until his death in 2003.

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