The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson

Storytime with Lady Esquire

Title: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Author: Erik Larson
Published: 2002
Pages: 447

Oral Argument: This was a really entertaining historical look at the 1890s in Chicago, a time during which the nation accomplished one of its greatest feats and, apparently, a time of great suffering at the hands of a serial killer. Obviously, this book seemed perfect to me because it involved serial killers and cool historical stuff. I really loved how Larson tied together so many interesting factual/historical tidbits. There were many times when I shouted “no way!” and “so THAT’s where that came from!” I honestly had no idea that this one event, spanning years of preparation and execution, had brought together so many now renowned people. This story gives the reader a comprehensive understanding of the grand efforts toward the construction…

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