Hardeen: Monarch of Manacles - William V. Rauscher
This book is a tribute to one of the world's greatest escape artists. He traveled the world defying police authorities to shackle his body in handcuffs and leg irons, or to lock him in the darkest jail cells, none of which could hold him. He nightly escaped from a giant padlocked and water-filled milk can. During the day he freed himself from an ironbound wooden crate as it sank to the bottom of murky rivers and swift oceans. Metal "Crazy Cribs" used on the murderously insane could not hold him. The inescapable steel "Tramp Chair" was child's play to "The Monarch of Manacles."
USED, Hardcover, 151 well illustrated pages
IMPORTANT NOTE: Former owner has pasted small photos, of the magicians that are mentioned throughout this book, on the inside front cover & onto facing page.There may also be a colored dot on the spine, by which he indexed his collection, as well as underlining throughout, especially in rear index (see photos).THIS IS A USED BOOK, and the listed price reflects these possibilities.