The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, Madness, and the Fair that Changed America (Illinois)

Average vote of 88
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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 ...Continua
Susannag
Wrote 4/16/13

I, personally, found the "White City" more interesting than the serial killer.

A Book that Proves Truth is Stranger than 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 char...Continua

Slow start; definitely found the 2nd half a more interesting read.

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 equa...Continua
Braydin
Wrote 4/18/09
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 centu...Continua

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