The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
A New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, A Library Journal Best Book of the Year -- Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds.
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Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed AmericaUser 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 AmericaUser 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