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The Resource The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (large print)

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (large print)

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The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the white city
Title remainder
murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
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Erik Larson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds, a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6248.M8
LC item number
L37 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks series
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  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • Architects
  • Chicago (Ill.)
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The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (large print)
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 619-684)
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816499115
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455765
Lccn
2012043414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816499115
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 619-684)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn816499115
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410455765
Lccn
2012043414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)816499115

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