“The Unmasking of Robert-Houdin,” published in 1908 by The Publishers Printing Company in New York, marked a significant moment in Harry Houdini’s career. In this book, Houdini paid tribute to his idol, Jean-Eugène Robert-Houdin, the father of modern magic. He explored Robert-Houdin’s life, celebrated his magical achievements, and emphasized the importance of originality and dedication in the world of magic. Houdini’s book not only honored his inspiration but also solidified his own status as a legendary magician and escape artist, carrying on the legacy of Robert-Houdin.
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