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The Resource The devil in the White City : murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

The devil in the White City : murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

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The devil in the White City : murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the White City
Title remainder
murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is the story of the men and women whose lives were irrevocably changed by the Chicago World Fair, and of two men in particular: an architect and a serial killer. Spicing the narrative are the stories of a cast of historical characters including Buffalo Bill, Scott Joplin and Theodore Dreiser
Summary
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett
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Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2004.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • International Horror Guild Award for Best Nonfiction, 2003.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
collective biography
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156115
Cataloging source
NLML
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1846-1912
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Burnham, Daniel Hudson
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True
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  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Serial murderers
  • Murder
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
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murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Label
The devil in the White City : murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000025505852
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780553813531
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)55081493
Label
The devil in the White City : murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Doubleday, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000025505852
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
496 p.
Isbn
9780553813531
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
(OCoLC)55081493

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