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By Massimo Polidoro

ISBN-10: 1573928968

ISBN-13: 9781573928960

this can be the tale of an strange friendship among of the main fascinating characters of the early twentieth century--renowned get away artist Harry Houdini and celebrated secret author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (creator of Sherlock Holmes). either males have been eager about the occult perform of spiritualism, Houdini as an ardent skeptic who usually publicly uncovered fraudulent mediums and Conan Doyle as a real believer who grew to become confident that the useless may possibly and did converse with the living.

regardless of their differing views the 2 males not just revered one another yet grew to become neighbors. The correspondence among them at the topic presents a desirable glimpse not just into the personalities of 2 proficient and engaging celebrities but additionally right into a psychic phenomenon that's the ancestor of modern day channeling craze.

Based on unique correspondence, photos, and his personal large examine, Massimo Polidoro reconstructs this strange friendship among a believer and a skeptic, which weathered mediums, seances, an apparition of Houdini's departed mom, automated writing by way of Conan Doyle's spouse, public debunkings, and harm emotions. He additionally discusses the ultimate rift that ended the friendship of the 2 strong-willed males. fanatics of Conan Doyle, Houdini, magic, and the old roots of the "New Age" may be thrilled through this notable story.

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