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Description - The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the most spectacular the world has ever seen. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked, and architect and a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the chief builder of the White City, who created a magical landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H. Holmes, a handsome young doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores a young women to their death. Holmes would stroll through the fair at night, when an electric dynamo transformed it into an incandescent fairyland, with his unsuspecting victims on either arm. hile Burnham overcome politics, personality clashes and the fatal Chicago winds to bring together the creative talents of his architectural team in the transformation of swampy Jackson Park into the White City, Holmes was busy constructing his own edifice just west of the fairgrounds. He called it the World's Fair Hotel and designed it to be a torture palace, complete with gas chamber and crematorium. Burnham, Holmes, an

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553813531
ISBN-10: 0553813536
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 31mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Erik Larson

Erik Larson is a prize-winning journalist for Time Magazine and author of the bestselling Isaac's Storm. He lives in Seattle with his family. o find out more about his latest book and the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 visit

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