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Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress)

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Works: 3,681 works in 4,388 publications in 1 language and 51,242 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Biography 
Classifications: HG181, 133
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Most widely held works by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress)
The journal of abnormal psychology ( )
in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Popular science monthly ( )
in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The measure of the hours by Maurice Maeterlinck ( Book )
2 editions published in 1907 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain) ( )
in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Religion and medicine : the moral control of nervous disorders by Elwood Worcester ( Book )
2 editions published in 1908 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The object of this book is to describe in plain terms the work in behalf of nervous sufferers which has been undertaken in Emmanuel Church, Boston. So much has been written on the subject of our movement, in many instances by persons slightly acquainted with it, that we feel it due to the public and to ourselves to state what we are doing and to discuss the religious and scientific principles on which we are building. If a temporary digression may be pardoned, our Class for the Treatment of Nervous Disorders is not the first effort we have made for the relief of the sick. Nearly three years ago the Emmanuel Church Tuberculosis Class began its beneficent mission under the medical direction of Dr. Joseph H. Pratt. The question we attempted to answer in founding this class was, can the poorest consumptives be cured in the slums of a great city without removing them from their homes? The treatment consisted of the approved modern method of combating consumption, plus discipline, friendship, encouragement, and hope, in short, a combination of physical and moral elements, and we are satisfied that the personality of Dr. Pratt is largely responsible for the fact that while our work has been carried on under the most unfavorable environment, our records will bear comparison with those of the best sanatoria"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Mountain paths by Maurice Maeterlinck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1919 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The art-journal ( )
in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The unknown guest by Maurice Maeterlinck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Arena ( )
in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eclectic magazine of foreign literature, science, and art ( )
in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The wonders of the invisible world : being an account of the tryals of several witches lately executed in New-England by Cotton Mather ( Book )
2 editions published in 1862 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Cotton Mather's mythic image rests largely on his involvement in the Salem witchcraft debacle (1692-93) and on his Wonders of the Invisible World (1693). The work aims at several purposes. On the one hand, Wonders is New England's official defense of the court's verdict and testimony to the power of Satan and his minions; on the other, it is Mather's contribution to pneumatology, with John Gaul, Matthew Hale, John Dee, William Perkins, Joseph Glanville, and Richard Baxter in the lead. Before Mather excerpts the six most notorious cases of Salem witchcraft, he buttresses his account with the official endorsement of Lt. Governor William Stoughton, with a disquisition on the devil's machinations described by the best authorities that the subject affords, with a previously delivered sermon at Andover, and with his own experimentations. Mather's Wonders, however, does not end without a due note of caution. While exposing Satan's plot to overthrow New England's churches, Mather also recommends his father's caveat Cases of Conscience (1693), thus effectively rejecting the use of "spectral evidence" as grounds for conviction and condemning confessions extracted under torture. What ties the various parts together is Mather's millenarian theme of Christ's imminence, of which Satan's plot is the best evidence. Robert Calef's accusation that Mather and his ilk incited the hysteria is, perhaps, unfounded, but Calef's charge of Mather's ambidextrous disposition seems warranted. For while Mather defends the court's verdict and justifies the government's position, he also voices his great discomfort with the court's procedure in the matter. Wonders appeared in print just when the trials were halting, but it remains, in his own words, "that reviled Book," a bane to his name."--Page 4 of cover
Remarkable providences illustrative of the earlier days of American colonisation by Increase Mather ( Book )
2 editions published in 1890 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The buried temple by Maurice Maeterlinck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1902 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Other people's money and how the bankers use it by Louis Dembitz Brandeis ( Book )
1 edition published in 1914 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Louis Brandeis published Other People's Money in 1914 to warn of the dangers of the "money trust"--The extensive control a few powerful banks exercised over the nation's money supply and American industry. This new edition places Brandeis's influential work in the context of Progressive-era reform and describes the key role that Brandeis and his book played in shaping early twentieth-century public policy. Photographs, a chronology, questions for consideration, a
Magic and religion by Andrew Lang ( Book )
1 edition published in 1901 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research by Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain) ( )
in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The witchcraft delusion in colonial Connecticut, 1647-1697 by John M Taylor ( Book )
1 edition published in 1908 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Theatre magazine ( )
in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An autobiography : the story of the Lord's dealings with Mrs. Amanda Smith, the Colored evangelist by Amanda Smith ( Book )
2 editions published in 1893 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The autobiography of an Afro-American woman who devoted her life to missionary efforts around the world
Literary forgeries by James Anson Farrer ( Book )
1 edition published in 1907 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Houdini Collection (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress. Harry Houdini Collection
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English (54)