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  • Published: 15 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781612191669
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.99

The Right Way To Do Wrong



One of the most intriguing and recognized figures of the twentieth century conducts a masterclass in subversion

Part expose, part instruction manual, The Right Way to Do Wrong features history's most famous illusionist revealing the methods of deception involved in everything from burglary, to pickpocketing, to swindles, forgery and tricks.

Along the way, he also debunks the secrets of his own and other conjurers' tricks, including rope escape methods such as the Russian Transport Tie, instrumental in the famous stunt in which Houdini escaped a Siberian prison truck. Also disclosed are the secrets of fire-eating, sword-swallowing and strongmen.

Although remembered more for his spectacular stunts of escapism and magic, Houdini was as clever and nimble a writer as he was a magician, and surprisingly revealing of trade secrets! All of which makes The Right Way to Do Wrong both the ultimate anti-etiquette guide and proof that things are not always as they seem.

ebook ISBN: 978-1-61219-167-6

  • Published: 15 November 2012
  • ISBN: 9781612191669
  • Imprint: Melville House
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $24.99

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