The devil in the white city

murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America

by | Publisher: Vintage
Average vote of 88
| 12 total contributions of which 12 reviews , 0 quotes , 0 images , 0 notes , 0 video
A compelling account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 brings together the divergent stories of two very different men who played a key role in shaping the ...
Ha scritto il 16/04/13

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

Bradley S. Hartman
Ha scritto il 21/03/12
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
Anobii Renm
Ha scritto il 20/01/11

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

Rice Cooker
Ha scritto il 07/08/10
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
Ha scritto il 18/04/09
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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