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Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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ISBN-10: 0609608444

ISBN-13: 9780609608449

Edition: 2003

Authors: Erik Larson

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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…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/11/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 6.42" wide x 9.66" long x 1.48" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Erik Larson was born in Brooklyn on January 3, 1954. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and went to graduate school at Columbia University. Larson worked for the Wall Street Journal and then began writing non-fiction books. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Devil in the White City, which has been optioned for a feature film by Leonardo DiCaprio. He also wrote In the Garden of the Beasts, Issac's Storm, Thunderstruck and The Naked Consumer. Larson lives in Seattle with his wife and three daughters.