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

By: Larson, Erik, 1954-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2004, �2003Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.Description: xi, 447 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0375725601; 9780375725609.Other title: Murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America.Subject(s): Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896 | Burnham, Daniel Hudson, 1846-1912 | Serial murderers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography | Serial murders -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Case studies | World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)DDC classification: 364.15/23/0977311 Other classification: HU 9800
Contents:
Aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- Awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Last crossing -- Notes and sources -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index.
Awards: National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2003. | Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, 2004.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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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- Awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Last crossing -- Notes and sources -- Bibliography -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index.

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.

National Book Award for Nonfiction, 2003.

Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, 2004.

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