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

51fmexvd2jlThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson

World fairs usually aren’t heard of outside of history books. However, the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair attracted famous Americans like Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, and H.H. Holmes, a charismatic serial killer. Larson’s engaging chapters alternate between Holmes’s horrific actions and the enduring achievements of Daniel H. Burnham, the fair’s architect.

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