The Devil in the White City

Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Recommended by Melissa Jacobs, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #2 in Chicago, Ranked #2 in Serial Killersee more rankings.

Author Erik Larson imbues the incredible events surrounding the 1893 Chicago World's Fair with such drama that readers may find themselves checking the book's categorization to be sure that 'The Devil in the White City' is not, in fact, a highly imaginative novel. Larson tells the stories of two men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect responsible for the fair's construction, and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer masquerading as a charming doctor.

Burnham's challenge was immense. In a short period of time, he was forced to overcome the death of his partner and numerous other obstacles to...

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