The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that changed America
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.
Publish date: 2004-02-10
Pages no: 440
Edition language: English
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, ...
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...
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...
Wow, this is an amazing retelling of major events in history. It's told in such a way that that facts really come to life. It's half the making of a monumental public attraction and half inside the life of a serial killer.
Let me start by saying that I really enjoyed reading this book and it did hold my interest all the way through. But if a person, who never has read a non-fiction book before in his entire life wants to try this genre out, would ask me, if this is the book he should read, I would say no. There are ot...
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