From Publishers Weekly
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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I get the sense that Larson came across two interesting stories and used the 1893 Chicago World's Fair to link the two. You have H.H. Read morePublished 22 hours ago by Piano Pazza
Erik Larson has written a well researched account of the events surrounding The Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Erika Lovato
So,the more I dwell on this book, the more I appreciate the tale it tells. While I found the architecture pieces very tedious, I do appreciate the difficulty and skill involved in... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Kenneth Aaron Pallais
This book was a page turner. I enjoyed the historical detail of both stories which kept my interest. Eric Larson does his research to provide an intriguing storyline.Published 2 days ago by Reynaldo
A book that pulls you through an exciting time of Chicagos history. Filled with names we all revere and stories of a time when America was trying to build its grandeur.Published 2 days ago by Jared
I really enjoy the way he puts historical fact into an interesting read. Intertwines a serial murderer, with a world's fair, with the Ferris Wheel. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Jody
I was promised magic and murder. This entire book was boring storytelling about the building of this fair. I made it about 75% of the way through and gave up. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Burns
Although this is a non-fiction book it reads like an historical fiction. It held my interest from the moment I began and hated to have it end. It's a book that I will read again.Published 2 days ago by BB