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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Feb 10, 2004 - History - 330 pages
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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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It's well researched. - LibraryThing
I thought the ending was a bit rushed, though. - LibraryThing
Meticulously researched and very well written. - LibraryThing
The one thing we missed was pictures. - LibraryThing
Nonetheless, it was a page turner and a great read. - LibraryThing
The research is impeccable. - LibraryThing

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

User Review  - Linda Appelbaum - Goodreads

Wonderfully exciting book with so much happening...the World's Fair in Chicago in 1893 and how it came to be along side one of the most horrible serial killers of the time. There were many fascinating ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Edy Gies - Goodreads

Let me preface this review by saying that before I read this book I knew nothing about the 1893 World's Fair. This fact embarrasses me because I love history and I live relatively close to the city of ... Read full review

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The Last Crossing 371
Acknowledgments 431

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ERIK LARSON is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's and other publications and his books have been published in fourteen countries.

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