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

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" Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating." -- "Chicago Tribune
"" A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramtic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction." " --The New York Times
"" So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." -- "Esquire
"" Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair." -- "USA Today
"" As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find." -- "San Francisco Chronicle
"" Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come." -- "Entertainment Weekly
"" A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul." -- "Chicago Sun-Times
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Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating. Chicago Tribune
A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction. --The New York Times
"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." Esquire
Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World s Fair. USA Today
As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find. San Francisco Chronicle
Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come. Entertainment Weekly
A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist s soul. Chicago Sun-Times
"

-Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating.- -- Chicago Tribune
-A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.- -- The New York Times
-So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already.- -- Esquire
-Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair.- -- USA Today
-As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find.- -- San Francisco Chronicle
-Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come.- -- Entertainment Weekly
-A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul.- -- Chicago Sun-Times


"Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating." -- Chicago Tribune
"A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction." -- The New York Times
"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." -- Esquire
"Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair." -- USA Today
"As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find." -- San Francisco Chronicle
"Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come." -- Entertainment Weekly
"A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul." -- Chicago Sun-Times

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

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