Harry Houdini: Stories, Myths, And Facts About Magic's Godfather

Harry Houdini may have passed away in 1936, but he remains the most well-known magician and escape artist of the 20th century. He was the scourge of false mystics and imitators, a hero to the Jewish people, and a mystery to the world at large. There are few people who use their life to its full potential and Houdini was one of them. When he found something that he loved, he followed his bliss until he day he died.

(LA Times)