Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men--the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America’s place in the world; and the cunning ...
unning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.
Not being a big fan of Non-Fiction, probably thanks to all the droll history books I was forced to read in school, I have to admit this book captivated me. It is written in the grand style of of great fiction novel, with the emphasis put on the
..." characters and just enough historical facts to give you a feel of the times. With interesting characters and the World's Fair of 1893 as its backdrop, this book tells the tale of two of the most intriguing events in our times, one of them being H.H. Holmes.Continua...Nascondi
This is a pretty crazy book. I'm not one for hearing about how a psychopath goes about doing his business, but the author doesn't go into too much of the gory details. The other half of the book which talks about the World's Fair in Chicago is
..." equally fascinating. Learned a lot about a city I love to visit and a magical period of U.S. history.Continua...Nascondi
A story intertweaving the building and development of the Chicago World's Fair with the life of a serial killer who used the fair to further his crimes. An interesting story that gives a real feel for the state of the US at the end of the 19th