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by Harry Houdini


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Houdini's book was written in an age of higher standards for criminals. The people who would got to the effort of committing crimes of the sophistication described in the first half of this book, have pretty much shifted their efforts to the crimed in the second half

Houdini's book was written in an age of higher standards for criminals. The people who would got to the effort of committing crimes of the sophistication described in the first half of this book, have pretty much shifted their efforts to the crimed in the second half. The first half of the book is dedicated to quaint but relatively sophisticated theft. Second story men, pickpockets, safe crackers, and other thefts that are more than just opportunity or brute force are covered.

The material contained in this book has been collected by me personally during .

The material contained in this book has been collected by me personally during many years of my active professional life. My only wish is that The Right Way to Do Wrong may amuse and entertain my readers and place the unwary on their guard. Harry Houdini Handcuff King and Jail BreakerThe table of contents includes: Income of a Criminal, Professional Burglary, Difficulties of Burglary, Burglar?s Superstitions, Thieves and Their Tricks, The Aristocrat of Thievery, Pickpockets at Work, Beggars and Dead Beats, Begging Letter Swindles, Tricks of Bunco Men, The Game of Wits, Fake! Fake! Fake!, Bogus Treasures, Famous Swindles, The Fair Criminal, The ?Brace?

Book 19 of my is Harry Houdini's "The Right Way to Do Wrong" and it is BOOOOORRRRRING.

Book 19 of my is Harry Houdini's "The Right Way to Do Wrong" and it is BOOOOORRRRRING. This very short book was a lesson in patience as Houdini took fairly exciting subjects - illusions, petty crimes, magic, and weird human tricks - and made them SO BORING I COULD BARELY FINISH THIS BOOK. Originally published in 1906, The Right Way To Do Wrong is a collection of anecdotes written up by the legendary Harry Houdini to warn the general public about the antics of thieves and con men. The book does not go into any great detail and many of the scams would now be trounced by the advances of technology.

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Comments: (7)

Melipra
To make extra cash, Houdini sold copies of this slim tome in the lobbies of the theaters he played. It's unclear how much he knew about crime, but since would cozy up to police chiefs in Europe and America to boost publicity by arranging a jail break for publicity purposes, he certainly had good sources, and it's written in a breezy style.
Perius
Ho hum
Silly Dog
I thought it would be a kick to read this old book from the great Harry Houdini. It was probably pretty interesting when first written, but gives quite vague and relatively uninteresting information now.
Tar
I read about this book while reading Derren Brown's very entertaining book titled Tricks of the Mind. I thought it sounded interesting and would provide a glimpse into the mind of Houdini.

I was sorely disappointed. The book is a replicated copy of the original 1906 book which contains all of the printing press mistakes and crude drawings. This I didn't mind.

What was disturbing is the complete lack of any depth to the subject matter. Each chapter was very sketchy and also childish in it's brevity of both substance and knowledge. Indeed, from watching TV and general reading, I propose that most modern people could have penned a book superior to this novelty tome.

Houdini's tales of beggars, pickpockets, spiritualist and burglars are neither instructive nor very amusing. In fact, I found the totality of the work to be rather bland and unevenly written. The editorial review stated that he was a "entertaining writer". He was obviously great with magic and escapes but he should have left the writing to the experts.

This is not a book I would recommend for fans of true crime or even Houdini fans. Still yet, I am still pondering whether to buy Houdini: A Magician Among the Spirits (I never seem to learn).

I hope you find this review helpful.

Michael L. Gooch
Manesenci
I can't wait to travel back in time to a hundred years ago and embark on a crime spree. This book is full of ye olde scams. Fun!
Usishele
Well Written, informative and very interesting. Book is put together well, and pictures are great. Thanks! That should be all the information you need to buy a book but amazon insists that I type a longer review even though I could have not reviewed the item at all.
Weetont
Houdini's book was written in an age of higher standards for criminals. The people who would got to the effort of committing crimes of the sophistication described in the first half of this book, have pretty much shifted their efforts to the crimed in the second half.

The first half of the book is dedicated to quaint but relatively sophisticated theft. Second story men, pickpockets, safe crackers, and other thefts that are more than just opportunity or brute force are covered. The second half is scams, con games, proto-phishing schemes, and other crimes requiring a greater degree of thought. The second half is the part with some contemporary relevance. The sleight of hand behind the housing market collapse of 2008 would have made complete sense to the con artists Houdini described.

Overall, a fun book and an interesting glimpse at the crime threats in America before WWII.

E. M. Van Court
I was interested in reading Houdini's writing on criminality in terms of his long relationship with police and jails. It was vague in that area, It was peripherally useful to read Houdini's peculiar language and have a vague feel for his stage voice.
The Right Way to Do Wrong: An Exposé of Successful Criminals download epub
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Author: Harry Houdini
ISBN: 1141243571
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Nabu Press (December 31, 2009)
Pages: 110 pages