The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America.
IL: UG - BL: 9.2 - AR Pts: 23
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447 pages : illus., mapages
Level 9.2, 23 Points
Level 9.2, 23 Points
Includes bibliographical references (p. -429) and index.
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.
One book, One Lincoln final 5, 2006.
One book, One Lincoln finalist, 2006.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Larson, E. (2003). The devil in the white city: murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America . Crown/Vintage.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik. 2003. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America. New York: Crown/Vintage.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America New York: Crown/Vintage, 2003.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness At the Fair That Changed America Crown/Vintage, 2003.
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