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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Thorndike Press Large Print Peer Picks)Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Thorndike Press
Category: Book

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Sales Rank: 1,672,493

Format: Large Print
Languages: English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
Media: Hardcover
Edition: Lrg Rep
Pages: 717
Number Of Items: 1
Shipping Weight (lbs): 1.6
Dimensions (in): 0 x 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN: 1410455769
EAN: 9781410455765
ASIN: 1410455769

Publication Date: March 18, 2013
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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.

Amazon.com Review
Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that The Devil in the White City is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor. Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to construct the famous "White City" around which the fair was built. His efforts to complete the project, and the fair's incredible success, are skillfully related along with entertaining appearances by such notables as Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, and Thomas Edison. The activities of the sinister Dr. Holmes, who is believed to be responsible for scores of murders around the time of the fair, are equally remarkable. He devised and erected the World's Fair Hotel, complete with crematorium and gas chamber, near the fairgrounds and used the event as well as his own charismatic personality to lure victims. Combining the stories of an architect and a killer in one book, mostly in alternating chapters, seems like an odd choice but it works. The magical appeal and horrifying dark side of 19th-century Chicago are both revealed through Larson's skillful writing. --John Moe


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