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Tony Goldwyn
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Lydia's Page
Lydia's Page rated it 3 years ago
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 years ago
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...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it 3 years ago
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.
JLee22
JLee22 rated it 3 years ago
I didn't love this book as much as the first novel I read by Larson. It seemed, somehow, full of shorter and choppier sentences, even though that's not truly the case given how long and explanatory some sections were. That was just the impression I came away with after reading a few chapters at a ti...
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it 4 years ago
A wonderfully written and well-researched history of the Columbian Expo in Chicago. It simultaneously details the construction of the fair along with the evil exploits of a serial killer. I learned a lot about historic Chicago, which is where I was born and resided as a boy. I'll take with me the vi...
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