The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City

  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 1400076315
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The true tale of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and the cunning serial killer who used the magic and majesty of the fair to lure his victims to their death. “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 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. Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into the enchantment of the Guilded Age, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck [Erik Larson]

  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0307351920
A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley … GET BOOK
Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America [Worth Books]

  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 30
  • ISBN-10 : 1504044223
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Devil in the White City tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Erik Larsons … GET BOOK
Death in the City of Light

Death in the City of Light [David King]

  • Author : David King
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0307452913
The gripping, true story of a brutal serial killer who unleashed his own reign of terror in Nazi-Occupied Paris. As decapitated heads and dismembered body … GET BOOK
H. H. Holmes

H. H. Holmes [Adam Selzer]

  • Author : Adam Selzer
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : 212
  • ISBN-10 : 1510740856
America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword … GET BOOK
Sin in the Second City

Sin in the Second City [Karen Abbott]

  • Author : Karen Abbott
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 158836643X
Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nati … GET BOOK
Dead Wake

Dead Wake [Erik Larson]

  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 480
  • ISBN-10 : 0553446754
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania … GET BOOK
Chicago's White City of 1893

Chicago's White City of 1893 [David F. Burg]

  • Author : David F. Burg
  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 400
  • ISBN-10 : 0813184681
In 1893, the year that marked the four hundredth anniversary of the landing of Columbus in the New World, Chicago was host to an exposition to mark the occ … GET BOOK
Devil in the Grove

Devil in the Grove [Gilbert King]

  • Author : Gilbert King
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 0062097717
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize “A must-read, cannot-put-down history.” — Thomas Friedman, New York Times Arguably the most important American lawyer of … GET BOOK
The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis

The Devil in the White City: by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis [Instaread]

  • Author : Instaread
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: True Crime
  • Total Pages : N.A
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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at Th … GET BOOK
Detective in the White City

Detective in the White City [JD Crighton]

  • Author : JD Crighton
  • Publisher : RW Publishing House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 428
  • ISBN-10 : 194610003X
The remarkable biography of the uncompromising and relentless detective who investigated one of America's first serial killers, the man known as the 'Devil … GET BOOK
Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers

Killers of the Flower Moon: Adapted for Young Readers [David Grann]

  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 0593377362
The New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist Killers of the Flower Moon is now adapted for young readers. This book is an essential resou … GET BOOK
Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History

Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History [J. Michael Martinez]

  • Author : J. Michael Martinez
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 456
  • ISBN-10 : 1631440713
The long, dark history of political violence in the United States Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the … GET BOOK
Space in America

Space in America [Klaus Benesch,Kerstin Schmidt]

  • Author : Klaus Benesch,Kerstin Schmidt
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Total Pages : 588
  • ISBN-10 : 9042018763
America's sense of space has always been tied to what Hayden White called the narrativization of real events. If the awe-inspiring manifestations of nature … GET BOOK
Sin in the Second City

Sin in the Second City [Karen Abbott]

  • Author : Karen Abbott
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 158836643X
Step into the perfumed parlors of the Everleigh Club, the most famous brothel in American history–and the catalyst for a culture war that rocked the nati … GET BOOK
American Endurance

American Endurance [Richard A. Serrano]

  • Author : Richard A. Serrano
  • Publisher : Smithsonian Institution
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 256
  • ISBN-10 : 1588345769
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Richard A. Serrano's new book American Endurance: Buffalo Bill, the Great Cowboy Race of 1893, and the Vanishi … GET BOOK
New York City 1964

New York City 1964 [Lawrence R. Samuel]

  • Author : Lawrence R. Samuel
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 216
  • ISBN-10 : 1476615195
Five seminal events occurred in New York City in the pivotal year 1964: the “British Invasion,” the arrival of the Beatles in February; the murder of K … GET BOOK
Stadtgeschichten

Stadtgeschichten [Claudia Schnurmann,Iris Wigger]

  • Author : Claudia Schnurmann,Iris Wigger
  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 305
  • ISBN-10 : 9783825892548
Tales of Two Cities compares both metropolises and soon discovers differences as well as similarities. American and German experts from different fields (f … GET BOOK
The Role of the Arts in Learning

The Role of the Arts in Learning [Jay Michael Hanes,Eleanor Weisman]

  • Author : Jay Michael Hanes,Eleanor Weisman
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Education
  • Total Pages : 174
  • ISBN-10 : 1351801295
Grounded in philosophy from John Dewey and Maxine Greene, this book sheds light on difficulties and practicalities of examining culture and politics within … GET BOOK
The Merchant of Power

The Merchant of Power [John F. Wasik]

  • Author : John F. Wasik
  • Publisher : St. Martin\'s Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 1250089123
A timely rags-to-riches story, The Merchant of Power recounts how Sam Insull--right hand to Thomas Edison--went on to become one of the richest men in the … GET BOOK
Off the Beaten Page

Off the Beaten Page [Terri Peterson Smith]

  • Author : Terri Peterson Smith
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 1613744293
Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid b … GET BOOK
Sin in the City

Sin in the City [Thekla Ellen Joiner]

  • Author : Thekla Ellen Joiner
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 288
  • ISBN-10 : 9780826265807
Long before today’s culture wars, the “Third Great Awakening” rocked America. During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, evangelists s … GET BOOK
The Princess and the Prophet

The Princess and the Prophet [Jacob S. Dorman]

  • Author : Jacob S. Dorman
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 304
  • ISBN-10 : 0807067482
The just-discovered story of how two enigmatic circus performers and the cultural ferment of the Gilded Age sparked the Black Muslim movement in America De … GET BOOK
Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes]

Technical Innovation in American History: An Encyclopedia of Science and Technology [3 volumes] [Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier]

  • Author : Rosanne Welch,Peg A. Lamphier
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 1082
  • ISBN-10 : 161069094X
From the invention of eyeglasses to the Internet, this three-volume set examines the pivotal effects that inventions have had on society, providing a fasci … GET BOOK
In the Garden of Beasts

In the Garden of Beasts [Erik Larson]

  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 464
  • ISBN-10 : 0307887952
Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 193 … GET BOOK
Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes]

Popular Fads and Crazes Through American History [2 volumes] [Nancy Hendricks]

  • Author : Nancy Hendricks
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 870
  • ISBN-10 : 1440851832
This informative two-volume set provides readers with an understanding of the fads and crazes that have taken America by storm from colonial times to the p … GET BOOK
Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s

Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s [Richard A. Hall]

  • Author : Richard A. Hall
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 261
  • ISBN-10 : 1440868131
Pop Goes the Decade: The 2000s comprehensively examines popular culture in the 2000s, placing the culture of the decade in historical context and showing h … GET BOOK
Magical: How Magic and its Star Performers Transformed the Entertainment Economy

Magical: How Magic and its Star Performers Transformed the Entertainment Economy [Bharat Rao]

  • Author : Bharat Rao
  • Publisher : Bharat Rao
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 194
  • ISBN-10 :
Are you ready for some magic? There are solo magicians today who are making over $20,000 per performance, while those in the big leagues routinely bring in … GET BOOK
The Gilded Age & Progressive Era

The Gilded Age & Progressive Era [Elisabeth Israels Perry,Karen Manners Smith]

  • Author : Elisabeth Israels Perry,Karen Manners Smith
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0198035594
This Companion is an alphabetical encyclopedia of the Gilded Age & Progressive Era (GAPE) in the United States, beginning in 1877 with the end of Reconstru … GET BOOK
Ludonarrative Synchronicity in the 'BioShock' Trilogy

Ludonarrative Synchronicity in the 'BioShock' Trilogy [Lyz Reblin-Renshaw]

  • Author : Lyz Reblin-Renshaw
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 88
  • ISBN-10 : 3030638685
This book presents a new methodology, ludonarrative synchronicity, to analyze the interplay between narrative and gameplay in video games. Using the BioSho … GET BOOK
Outstanding Books for the College Bound

Outstanding Books for the College Bound [Angela Carstensen]

  • Author : Angela Carstensen
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Total Pages : 164
  • ISBN-10 : 083899315X
More than simply a vital collection development tool, this book can help librarians help young adults grow into the kind of independent readers and thinker … GET BOOK
Immigrants and Comics

Immigrants and Comics [Nhora Lucía Serrano]

  • Author : Nhora Lucía Serrano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 248
  • ISBN-10 : 1317287673
Immigrants and Comics is an interdisciplinary, themed anthology that focuses on how comics have played a crucial role in representing, constructing, and re … GET BOOK
The Notorious Mrs. Clem

The Notorious Mrs. Clem [Wendy Gamber]

  • Author : Wendy Gamber
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 142142021X
Based on extensive sources, including newspapers, trial documents, and local histories, this gripping account of a seemingly typical woman who achieved ext … GET BOOK
Becoming an Urban Planner

Becoming an Urban Planner [Michael Bayer,Nancy Frank,Jason Valerius]

  • Author : Michael Bayer,Nancy Frank,Jason Valerius
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Architecture
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1118174356
BECOMING AN URBAN PLANNER ANSWERS THESE KEY QUESTIONS: WHAT DO URBAN PLANNERS DO? WHAT ARE THE EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS? HOW DO I ENTER THE FIELD? HOW DO I … GET BOOK
Brilliant

Brilliant [Jane Brox]

  • Author : Jane Brox
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 373
  • ISBN-10 : 0547487150
This “superb history” of artificial light traces the evolution of society—“invariably fascinating and often original . . . [it] amply lives up to i … GET BOOK
The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park [Stephen M. Silverman]

  • Author : Stephen M. Silverman
  • Publisher : Black Dog & Leventhal
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 432
  • ISBN-10 : 0316416479
Experience the electrifying, never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and meet the colorful (and sometimes cri … GET BOOK
Spellbound by Marcel

Spellbound by Marcel [Ruth Brandon]

  • Author : Ruth Brandon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1643138626
In 1913 Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase exploded through the American art world. This is the story of how he followed the painting to New York … GET BOOK
The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Historical Exploration of Literature

The Gilded Age and Progressive Era: A Historical Exploration of Literature [Wendy Martin Ph.D.,Cecelia Tichi]

  • Author : Wendy Martin Ph.D.,Cecelia Tichi
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: History
  • Total Pages : 260
  • ISBN-10 : 1610697642
This book offers a one-stop reference work covering the Gilded Age and Progressive Era that serves teachers and their students. • Integrates and aligns m … GET BOOK
George Westinghouse

George Westinghouse [William R. Huber]

  • Author : William R. Huber
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 291
  • ISBN-10 : 1476644144
While most know Thomas Edison for his invention of the light bulb, his counterpart, George Westinghouse, is too often overlooked. Westinghouse, however, be … GET BOOK
The Republic of Color

The Republic of Color [Michael Rossi]

  • Author : Michael Rossi
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Science
  • Total Pages : 320
  • ISBN-10 : 022665186X
The Republic of Color delves deep into the history of color science in the United States to unearth its origins and examine the scope of its influence on t … GET BOOK