The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair / Margaret Creighton.
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- ISBN: 9780393247503
- ISBN: 0393247503
- Physical Description: 332 pages : map, black & white photographs ; 24 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Prologue -- Rainbow City -- Summer in the city -- The favored guest -- The blood-colored temple -- The emergency -- The rise and the fall -- Aftershock -- Freefall -- The escape of the Doll Lady -- The elephant -- The timekeepers.
|Summary, etc.:|| "The 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly, awry. In 1901, Buffalo, New York, the eighth biggest city in America, wanted to launch the new century with the Pan American Exposition. It would showcase the Western hemisphere and bring millions of people to western New York. With Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, promoters believed it would be bigger, better, and--literally--more brilliant thanChicago's White City of 1893. Weaving together narratives of both notorious and forgotten figures, Margaret Creighton unveils the fair's big tragedy and its lesser-known scandals. From a deranged laborer who stalked and shot President William McKinley toa sixty-year-old woman who rode a barrel over Niagara Falls, to two astonishing acts--a little person and an elephant--who turned the tables on their duplicitous manager, Creighton reveals the myriad power struggles that would personify modern America. The Buffalo fair announced the new century, but in ways nobody expected"--Provided by publisher.
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