The Great Houdini by Beryl Williams and Samuel Epstein, 8th Scholastic paperback printing, T76, 1965, 275 pages. Illustrated by Louis Glanzman.
DESCRIPTION: “From the time young Elrich Weiss saw his first circus magician, he wanted to be a performer. So at 12 he left home as Eric the Great. Taking the name ‘Houdini,’ he became a magician and escape artist, finally winning fame by outwitting Scotland Yard’s locks and bolts.
As the Handcuff King, he accepted all challenges, and was never defeated! No one has ever duplicated the feats explained in this book.” (from the back cover)