The Great Houdini's Puzzle Vault
A Collection of Mystifying Puzzles Inspired by The Astounding Escapologist
The great Hungarian-American magician Harry Houdini won his reputation for making seemingly impossible escapes and undertaking baffling feats of endurance or agility. This illustrated puzzle book presents conundrums and teasers inspired by his work, and describes many of his most famous tricks (such as the flooded tank escape, the bullet catch and the milk-can escape), providing explanations of how he did them in the solutions section.
All That Matters
John Manley, the archaeologist who discovered a new Roman building near Fishbourne Palace in Chichester, presents an introduction to the Romans, focusing on exactly what it is about their civilization that has created such enduring fascination. Plus a timeline and ten 'top tens', from Roman deities to battles. Part of the All That Matters series of essential introductions written by world-class experts.