The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

By Erik Larson


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.


Published date: January 1, 2003
Type: Books
Genre: Nonfiction

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