The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2004 - History
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Erik Larson—author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS—intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.




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The vivid imagery and detail is eye-opening. - Goodreads
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Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

User Review  - Sandy Watson - Goodreads

This book is more like a 4 and 1/2. I knew nothing previously of Chicago's 1893 Worlds Fair. Due to the backers and architects dragging their feet, plus natural disasters, it was difficult to conceive ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Mary - Goodreads

Loved this book. I very rarely read non-fiction but this was written in such a manner that it flowed like a novel. It is a true story of based on the building of the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. The ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Erik Larson, author of the international bestseller Isaac’s Storm, has written for Harper’s, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, and Time, where he is a contributing writer. He is a former staff writer for The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and assorted pets, including a golden retriever named Molly.


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