The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Larson, Erik

9780375725609

ISBN 10: 0375725601 / 0-375-72560-1
ISBN 13: 9780375725609
Publisher: Non Basic Stock Line
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Softcover
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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.


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'A startling and illuminating read.' -- JACK

'Bursting with so much vitality you half expect it to jump right out of your hands' -- Yorkshire Evening Post, 24th May 2003

'Erik Larson tracks [H H Holmes] with practised journalistic skill ... highly readable.' -- Sunday Telegraph

'Larson's book captures the spirit of an America bursting with pioneering drive ... gripping.' -- Independent on Sunday

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Review:
Chicago, 1893. One man built a heaven on earth. Another built hell beside it.

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