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The Resource The devil in the white city : a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

The devil in the white city : a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

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The devil in the white city : a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the white city
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a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America
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Erik Larson
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eng
Summary
  • Erik Larson?author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS?intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning 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. From the Trade Paperback edition
  • 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
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individual biography
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Architects
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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The devil in the white city : a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic (1912) -- Frozen music (Chicago, 1890-1891) -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed (1894-5) Property of H.H. Holmes -- Epilogue, the last crossing
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unknown
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781400076314
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h33r9
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)h33r9
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Label
The devil in the white city : a saga of magic and murder at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic (1912) -- Frozen music (Chicago, 1890-1891) -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed (1894-5) Property of H.H. Holmes -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400076314
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
h33r9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)h33r9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 2.9 MB)

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