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In short, it was an excellent book, great story, and very well written.
"Devil in the White City" is an excellent book about the Chicago World Fair and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer in Chicago at the time.
It was fascinating to learn so much about the history of Chicago and the inventions that came out of the world's fair.
Having been enamored with world's fairs since I visited the New York Fair in 1964 I was quickly drawn to this book. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Joe Crapanzano
This was painfully slow. I only finished it because the criminal plotline was interesting. The architectural plotline was incredibly tedious and was most of the book.Published 2 hours ago by Charmaine Gural
Really a fun read, and the fast that it's based on historic fact makes it more intriguing.Published 1 day ago by AB
This is a fabulous book, non-fiction, detailing the building of the grounds of the Chicago World Fair, the competition between Edison VS Tesla to see who would get to supply the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by ellen foster
An abbreviated history of Incredible architecture, as well as the beginnings of serial murder, in the US. Erik Larson is a master of story.Published 2 days ago by Troy McClellan
Great historical perspective with a fun combination of fact and fiction. I liked the device of running two totally separate stories from the same time period.Published 2 days ago by C3
amazingly written with two stories entwined both of which are true. I am constantly recommending it to everyonePublished 3 days ago by anne flanagan
An exciting description of Chicago, past and present, beauty and peril, love and death. A serial killer's snake-like ways including charming and killing oh, so naturally strings... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Edward E. Goode