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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America - Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375725609 (0375725601)
ASIN: 375725601
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 447
Edition language: English
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The All Night Library
The All Night Library rated it
5.0 The Devil In The White City
I'm not going to spend much time describing The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson. This book came out in 2003 and there are thousands of reviews out there about it. Generally it's an in depth look at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. This book gets into the making of the fair what happened during ...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
4.5 Book Review: The Devil in the White City
Book: The Devil in the White City Author: Erik Larson Genre: Non-Fiction/Historical/True Crime Summary: Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, strivi...
Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Extremely well written and researched, unsettling, entertaining, educational and fascinating are all words that come to mind on finishing Eric Larson's book [b:The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America|21996|The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, ...
Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it
4.0
I really enjoyed this narrative nonfiction tale of Chicago's World Fair... but it wasn't what I was expecting. Given the title The Devil in the White City, I thought the book would focus much more on HH Holmes and his murderous castle. While that was certainly a prominent aspect of the book, it focu...
The Bent Bookworm
The Bent Bookworm rated it
3.0 The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
Dear god, this book dragged on. Very well-written, well-researched...just overkill on all the machinations of the 1893 Chicago World Fair. I was expecting more about the serial killer than the Fair, and it was opposite. Through the first 3 parts the chapters (for the most part alternating between th...
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