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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Paperback – Illustrated, February 10, 2004

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“Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating.” — Chicago Tribune

“A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn’t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.” — The New York Times

"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." — Esquire

“Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World’s Fair.” — USA Today

“As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find.” — San Francisco Chronicle

“Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come.” — Entertainment Weekly

“A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist’s soul.” — Chicago Sun-Times

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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.

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  • Lexile Measure : 1170L
  • Item Weight : 15.2 ounces
  • Paperback : 447 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0375725601
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0375725609
  • Publisher : Vintage (February 10, 2004)
  • Product Dimensions : 5.16 x 0.92 x 7.96 inches
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 6,898 ratings
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