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H. H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil / Adam Selxer.

Selzer, Adam, (author.).

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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ohio Twp PL - Bell Road Library 364.1523 SELZER (Text) 39206021402472 NonFiction Available -
Ohio Twp PL - Downtown Newburgh 364.1523 SELZER (Text) 39206021394612 NonFiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1510713433
  • ISBN: 9781510713437
  • Physical Description: xii, 430 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-422) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A: Victims -- Appendix B: Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett.
Summary, etc.: Herman W. Mudgett, better known by his alias, H. H. Holmes, is considered America's first-- and most notorious-- serial killer. During the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, the basement of his house in Englewood, Illinois contained a torture chamber with crematory. Mudgett confessed to killing 27 people, but legends say the number may be in the hundreds. Selzer reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before.
Subject: Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896.
Serial murderers > Illinois > Chicago.
Serial murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) > History > 19th century.

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