Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874, Houdini grew up an impoverished Jewish immigrant in the Midwest and became world-famous thanks to talent and ferocious determination. In his new book, acclaimed biographer Adam Begley tracks the restless magicians wide-ranging exploits and asks: What kind of man was this?|
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Jewish Lives is Yales prizewinning series of interpretative biography designed to explore the many facets of Jewish identity.
Presented by Center for Jewish History & Yale University Press Jewish Lives Series
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