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The devil in the white city: [murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America]

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Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds--a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both. To find out more about this book, go to http://www.DevilInTheWhiteCity.com. From the Hardcover edition.
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ISBN:
9780375725609
9781417666812
9781606862186
9781400076314
9780739343814
9781410455765
9780609608449
9780739353011
9780736692304
UPC:
9780739343814
Reading Level:
UG
Level 9.2, 23 Points
Lexile measure:
1170L
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Full title devil in the white city murder magic and madness at the fair that changed america
Author larson erik
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-24 12:51:10PM
Last Indexed 2018-05-24 12:49:04PM

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auth_author2 Brick, Scott.
author Larson, Erik, 1954-
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display_description In The Devil in the White City, the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium.
Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake.
The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.
To find out more about this book, go to http://www.DevilInTheWhiteCity.com.
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subject_facet Architects -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography, Audiobooks, Burnham, Daniel Hudson, -- 1846-1912, Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century, Large type books, Mudgett, Herman W., -- 1861-1896, Serial murderers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography, Serial murders -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies, World's Columbian Exposition -- (1893 : -- Chicago, Ill.)
title_display The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
title_full Devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson, The Devil in the White City A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America, The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson, The devil in the white city [sound recording] : [murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America] / by Erik Larson, The devil in the white city [text (large print)] : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson
title_short The devil in the white city :
title_sub [murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America]
topic_facet Architects, Audiobooks, Burnham, Daniel Hudson, History, Large type books, Mudgett, Herman W, Nonfiction, Serial murderers, Serial murders, Sociology, True Crime
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