Thorndike Press

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

  • Erik Larson
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  • ISBN-10: 1410455769
  • ISBN-13: 9781410455765
  • DDC: 364.152
  • Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs ( .79 kgs)
  • 692 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released February 2013
  • Bestsellers

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A New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime
A Library Journal Best Book of the Year

Two men‚ each handsome and unusually adept at his work‚ embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham‚ a renowned architect‚ was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Henry H. Holmes‚ a young doctor‚ was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds.