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The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair / Margaret Creighton.

Creighton, Margaret S., 1949- author. (Author).
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  • 3 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 607.347 CRE (Text) 37323005287209 NEW-BKS Available -
Morgan County Public Library - Martinsville 607.3474 CRE (Text) 78551000528516 Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Rochester Library 607.347 CRE (Text) 33187004095721 Nonfiction - R Reshelving -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 607.34747 CRE (Text) 31951004154677 Main Floor - New Arrivals In process -

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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, [2016]

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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.
Subject: Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.).
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) > Biography.
Exhibitions > Social aspects > New York (State) > Buffalo > History > 20th century.
Spectacular, The > Social aspects > New York (State) > Buffalo > History > 20th century.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 > Assassination.
Scandals > New York (State) > Buffalo > History > 20th century.
Buffalo (N.Y.) > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Buffalo (N.Y.) > Social conditions > 20th century.

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