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The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America  Cover Image Book Book

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson.

Larson, Erik. (Author).

Record details

  • ISBN: 0375725601
  • ISBN: 9780375725609
  • Physical Description: xi, 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First Vintage Books edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2004.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- Awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Last crossing -- Notes and sources -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
1170L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.2 23 106685.
Subject: Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896.
Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912.
Mudgett, Herman W.
Chicago (Ill.) > Weltausstellung (1893)
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Serial murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Serial murders > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.
Architects > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Chicago (Ill.) > History > 19th century.

Available copies

  • 16 of 22 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Schuyler County.

Holds

  • 2 current holds with 22 total copies.

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