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 - 464 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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Larson writes so well and is really able to transport the reader back in time to the period. But I'm not sure his parallel plot lines (building the white city and the serial killer) did full justice to either story. Still, his writing is compelling. Read full review

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The story of the World's fair in Chicago in the late 1800s. Along for the ride came the first of many identified serial killers, one HH Holmes, hence the title of the book, Devil in the White City. I ... Read full review

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Contents

An Awful Fight 111
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In the White City 233
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Cruelty Revealed 337
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The Last Crossing 371
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Bibliography425
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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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