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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Crown Publishers, ISBN ) is a historical non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is based on real characters and events. Start by marking “The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America” as Want to Read: See all 17 questions about The Devil in the White City. was a year to remember - the World's Fair came to Chicago and H. H. Holmes (one of America's. Dubbed the "white city" for its pale stucco gleaming white facades, the fair The Devil in the White City is one of the very best true crime books.


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“Engrossing exceedingly well documented utterly fascinating.” — Chicago Tribune “A dynamic, enveloping book Relentlessly fuses history and. Editorial Reviews. resourceone.info Review. Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events 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. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil [Adam Selzer] on Chicago The first comprehensive book following the life and career of H. H. Holmes A.

So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already.

Another successful exploration of American history. Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the Worlds Fair.

A great story, recounted with authority, entertainment, and insight…Larson writes with marvelous confidence, enthusiasm, polish, and scholarship. An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep-defying fiction.

This is, in effect, the nonfiction Alienist [and] everything popular history should be.

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The story of Daniel Burnham, his building of the fair, and the struggles he overcomes in order to make the enterprise a success form one plot line. This sequence of events begins in , when Chicago wins the bid for the World's Exposition.

Both John Root and Daniel Burnham meet their wives in their work on

Daniel Burnham and his then partner, John Root, are given the honor of being the architects who build the fair and consequently, a more positive global reputation for Chicago. Throughout the novel, Daniel Burnham encounters many obstacles that threaten the success of the fair at all stages of construction.

Early on, Burnham is left on his own after the untimely death of partner John Root. Burnham then faces many compromising forces, such as late-arriving building drafts, significant global economic decline, union strikes, construction injuries and deaths, and discovery of an attraction more amazing than the Eiffel Tower of the World's Fair in Paris.

Despite these hurdles, Burnham and his crew persist, eventually finding a proposal to outshine the Eiffel Tower — the Ferris wheel.

Construction continues and the fair opens, albeit incomplete, in Once the fair begins, Burnham still faces the challenges of finishing the Ferris wheel, boosting fair attendance, and making the fair turn a profit amidst a suffering economy. Cool, let's try to include that in the book.

Also the crazy assassin sounds good, too. Holmes - really wasn't connected to the fair at all. I mean, he used the fair as a way to collect victims, but he would have killed tons of people even without it.

In fact, after the fair he moved on and kept murdering people, so the fair really didn't have any effect on his methods How about you alternate between chapters about the fair and chapters about Holmes killing people? Nobody does - Holmes never admitted to killing all those people, even after the police found human remains in his basement.Stay in Touch Sign up.

March Meeting. For me this book lived up to the hype.

Daniel Burnham and his then partner, John Root, are given the honor of being the architects who build the fair and consequently, a more positive global reputation for Chicago. Holmes and transform it into a riveting character study of man's ambition in the late 19th century, it's these two.

A man who used the chaos of Chicago at this time in history to conceal the murders of dozens of people - many of them young, single women.