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In the early 20th century, in the Enlgish-speaking world, Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were two of the most feted and famous men alive. And their relationship is extraordinary: As strange as it may seem Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ultra-rational detective Sherlock Holmes, was a believer in Spiritualism. He came to his belief, that one could communicate wIn the early 20th century, in the Enlgish-speaking world, Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini were two of the most feted and famous men alive. And their relationship is extraordinary: As strange as it may seem Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of the ultra-rational detective Sherlock Holmes, was a believer in Spiritualism. He came to his belief, that one could communicate with the dead, after his son was killed in World War I, and became an expert in the field. Harry Houdini, the world's foremost magician, was a friend of Conan Doyle's, but was sceptical of his belief in the supernatural. Houdini took every opportunity to use his knowledge of illusion to expose psychics who he thought were fakes, particularly incensed by their exploitation of grief and insecurity. Based on original research, this sensational duel biography of two popular geniuses conjures up the early 20th century and the fame, personality and competing beliefs....

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ISBN : 21373932
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 320 Pages
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Houdini and Conan Doyle Reviews

  • Ivan Zullo
    2019-04-11 14:08

    There's more than meets the eye.Arthur Conan Doyle, father of the most rational character ever brought to print, Sherlock Holmes, was a tireless stalwart of supernatural.Harry Houdini, the greatest magician of all time, was a sort of human with supernatural powers by only leveraging his mental skills and his top-class attention to details.The supernatural seems to unify them at first, unfortunately then drew a line and Made them fierce opponents.I've been totally mesmerized by Houdini's personality.Moreover Sandford is a great storyteller and his book is fascinating and captivating since the beginning.

  • Lucas Brown
    2019-04-08 16:16

    Competent, well-researched but ye gods did the second half get repetitive and boring.