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The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America  Cover Image Book Book

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America

Larson, Erik 1954- (Author).

Summary: Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths.

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  • ISBN: 9780609608449
  • ISBN: 0609608444
  • ISBN: 096571134X
  • ISBN: 9780965711340
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 447 pages : illustrations, maps, music ; 25 cm
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, [2003]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Map on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-429) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing.
Subject: Mudgett, Herman W 1861-1896
Serial murders Illinois Chicago Case studies
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Serial murderers Illinois Chicago Biography
Homicide Illinois Chicago Case studies
Murderers Biography

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  • 64 of 74 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • 3 current holds with 74 total copies.
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Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell 364.1 LAR (Text) 38144000121188 Nonfiction Available -
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 364.1523 LAR (Text) 33118000091900 Adult: Nonfiction Checked out 03/07/2024
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