Dec 29, 2013

The Devil in The White City


  1. A great book about the south side of Chicago. The author combines the stories of the development of the Chicago World's Fair led by City Planner and Architect Daniel Burnham and an evil guy who murdered many people. A strange combination but it works well.

    TransworldSep 30, 2010 - History - 496 pages


    The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer.

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    The vivid imagery and detail is eye-opening. - Goodreads 
     
    The second thing was that the ending felt abrupt. - Goodreads 
     
    And, finally, I would have liked more pictures. - Goodreads 
     
    I wasn't very impressed with Larson's writing style. - Goodreads 
     
    The author really did his research. - Goodreads 
     
    I only wish there had been more illustrations. - Goodreads

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

    User Review  - Delilah Howell steinbach - Goodreads
    I was fascinated by the story of HH Hughes, America's first known serial killer. Unfortunately this book is more about the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. I found myself reading only every other chapter ... Read full review

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

    User Review  - Chris Cosci - Goodreads
    An interesting read -- practically two books in one. The first is the story of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; the second is the story of a serial killer who takes advantage of women coming to Chicago ... Read full review


  2. The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson - Random House

    www.randomhouse.com/crown/devilinthewhitecity/interview.html

    Taken together, the stories of how Daniel Burnham built the fair and how Dr. Holmes used it for murder formed an entirety that was far greater than the story of  ...

  3. The Devil in the White City - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_in_the_White_City

    Jump to Burnham and the architects - Daniel Burnham: the chief architect behind the World's Columbian Exposition (also known as the Chicago World's  ...

  4. The Devil in the White City Quotes by Erik Larson - Goodreads

    www.goodreads.com/.../3486041-the-devil-in-the-white-city-murder-ma...

    28 quotes from The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that ... For this buttoned-up age, forBurnham, it was a letter that could have  ...

  5. Daniel Hudson Burnham (Burnham Plot) - CliffsNotes

    www.cliffsnotes.com › Literature Notes › The Devil in the White City

    Note: The Devil in the White City has two distinct plot lines running through the novel — one for each Burnham and Holmes. The characters in this list are.

  6. Minor Characters: Burnham Plot Characters - Cliffs Notes

    www.cliffsnotes.com › Literature Notes › The Devil in the White City

    Margaret Sherman Burnham Devoted wife of Daniel Burnham, Margaret Burnham ... The Devil in the White City By Erik Larson Character List and Analysis Minor ...

  7. Book Summary - CliffsNotes

    www.cliffsnotes.com › Literature Notes

    The Devil in the White City is a literary nonfiction novel that spans the years ... One plot line centers on Daniel Burnham, the architect who builds the 1893  ...

  8. John Root (Burnham Plot) - CliffsNotes

    www.cliffsnotes.com › Literature Notes › The Devil in the White City

    John Root is the partner of Daniel Burnham; he accepts the challenge of building ... The Devil in the White City By Erik Larson Character List and Analysis John ...