The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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Random House, Sep 30, 2010 - 496 pages
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An amazing amount of research, and fantastic writing. - Goodreads
I found his writing style overwrought and a bit sloppy. - Goodreads
Interesting story with lots of cool factoids. - Goodreads
A well-researched book, but disappointing execution. - Goodreads
I absolutely loved the premise of this book. - Goodreads
The ending was also incredibly perfect. - Goodreads

Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

User Review  - Chelsea Bowman - Goodreads

I don't typically read a lot of non-fiction but I enjoyed this one. The parts about building the World Fair weren't as interesting to me but the parts about the killer were, especially since they actually happened! I also learned a lot that that I didn't know from reading this book. Read full review

Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

This probably deserves at least four stars, but it didn't truly captivate me until half way through, so I'm sticking with three. Maybe three and a half. There was a whole lot of interesting in this ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Erik Larson was born in Brooklyn on January 3, 1954. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and went to graduate school at Columbia University. Larson worked for the Wall Street Journal and then began writing non-fiction books. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Devil in the White City, which has been optioned for a feature film by Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote In the Garden of the Beasts, Issac's Storm, Thunderstruck and The Naked Consumer. Larson lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.

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