As you know I spend a good deal of my time reading and researching anything that has to do with magic. I guess you can say I am sort of addicted. My magic students know this and a few years back my eldest student, Billdini, gave me The Secret Life of Houdini as a birthday present. I am so glad that he did as this book has become one of my favorites!
The Secret Life of Houdini: The Making of America's First Superhero is written by William Kalush and Larry Sloman. It's a biography with the most detailed research about Houdini I have ever seen but at the same time an entertaining story that captures you throughout the pages. Something I have never experienced with that type of book. To give credit to the already impressive story, the forward is written by former deputy director and acting director of the CIA. If you love history, if you love magic, or if you are just looking for a good read, I totally recommend The Secret Life of Houdini!