This graphic novel details the day that Houdini leapt, handcuffed, off of the Harvard Bridge into the cold Boston River. The book examines Houdini’s character, his relationship with his wife, and the society in which they lived, as well as the mechanics of Houdini’s stunt.

The gray-scale art lends a sense of the early twentieth century.

Well researched, the book includes endnotes on a variety of subjects from how Houdini met (and married!) his wife, publicity and advertising, and antisemitism.

Lib Escape


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