The devil in the white city murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men--the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; 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.
In Devil in the White City, Larson captures the spirit of a fascinating period of American history: the turn of the century. Larson's backdrop is Chicago in 1893 during the World's Fair. The book tells two stories - both the planning and ...read more