The Devil In The White City

 "The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At The Fair That Changed America" written by Erik Larson is a true story about contrasts and that truth is stranger than fiction.

The tale of 1893 Chicago intertwines the lives of two men - the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the crafty serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. The fascinating book paints a picture of the Gilded Age and foreshadows the American century to come. A lot of firsts were presented at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition: the Ferris Wheel, Shredded Wheat, Cracker Jack, and incandescent light bulbs. And even over 100 years later, the details of the serial killer's methods are still so very disturbing and grisly.



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