Next up is a book that is entirely new to me. This is a Russian Houdini biography by Nicholas Nadezhdin published in 2010 by Major. This is not a translation of an existing Houdini biography (for example, Russian Silverman), this book is original to Russia. The title translates to Harry Houdini: "Just a wizard." What new findings might be contained in these pages? I don't know because it's all in Russian!
"Just a wizard" is jam-packed with photos. All of the photos are familiar and appear to have been collected largely from the Library of Congress online archive. However, there is a shot on page 153 of Houdini and Bess with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that I'm not sure I've ever seen before.
Of course, when talking about Houdini foreign editions, one has to mention Arthur Moses, who has the most complete collection of Houdini foreign editions in the world, and it was Arthur who supplied me with this Russian rarity.
Be sure and check out WILD ABOUT HARRY's Bibliography for a complete (as possible) list of books about our favorite "Wizard."