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

By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Free download õ The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America 102 Lling Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best ficti. When Chicago won the right to hold the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893 there was much sneering from the snobbish elite of New York and elsewhere at the idea of this brash dirty city best known as the home of slaughterhouses and pork packing factories being able to put on a show that would impress the world However brash though Chicago may have been it was also filled with go getters and entrepreneurs tough businessmen with determination drive and most of all massive amounts of civic pride This is the story of how those men turned an impossible dream into an astonishing reality the building of the White City and the Chicago World Fair And it s also the story of how one man took advantage of the huge numbers of people coming into Chicago because of the Fair to indulge his psychopathic tendencies the serial killer HH HolmesIn Larson s hands the story of the building of the White City is fascinating The odds against success were huge time was running short the weather threw everything it had at the site freuently destroying half built buildings a financial crash began while the City was half built and unions and management were regularly at loggerheads Although many men and a few women were involved in bringing the thing together the whole effort was largely co ordinated by one man architect Daniel H Burnham who as Director of Works was responsible for getting together the best architects planners engineers and landscapers and inspiring them to believe in his vision of a beautiful city rising from a derelict piece of lakeside land Larson uses all kinds of sources to bring Burnham and the other major players to life newspaper articles journals official records and personal letters He tells the story almost as if it were a novel never revealing ahead and regularly leaving a chapter with a cliffhanger ending as a storm approaches or a bank crashes or illness strikesThe story of HH Holmes is told in separate chapters interspersed throughout the main narrative To be honest though it was interesting and also very well researched I mainly found it broke the flow of the much absorbing story of the Fair Apart from the fact that both events took place in Chicago over the same time period there was very little to connect them I wondered if the Holmes strand had only been included because the author felt that people would be interested in a serial killer than in the building of the Fair and I can t argue with that since it was the thought of the intriguing contrast that attracted me to the book But when it came to reading it I found I was rushing through the Holmes chapters to get back to find out how things were going on the building siteOnce the Fair finally opens Larson gives a vividly credible account of what it might have been like to visit including telling of some of the many attractions the fair had to offer from orchestral music wafting ethereally over a moonlit lake to rather earthy sideshows such as the belly dancers from Algeria He tells us about Buffalo Bill Cody s Wild West Show cannily sited just outside the Fair grounds and constantly competing with it for customers And the crowning marvel of the Fair the world s first Ferris wheel built as a result of a challenge by Burnham to America s engineers to come up with something that would top the recently built Eiffel Tower in Paris At the same time Larson takes us behind the scenes to see the men responsible for the maintenance of the site publicity finance and the sheer logistical nightmare of feeding and cleaning up after the many thousands of visitors who passed through the gates each day The Fair was so huge Larson tells us that it was considered that it took a fortnight to see everything it had to offerIn a few chapters at the end Larson tells us what happened to the men we ve got to know so well in their later careers and shows how the Fair influenced architecture and fairs and even city planning far into the future And at the same time he concludes the story of the serial killer but I won t spoil it by saying whether he was ever caught or convicted in case you re inspired to read the book and don t know the outcomeA fascinating story very well told I found this a totally absorbing read The only real disappointment is that there are very few illustrations so I had to turn to the Internet to fill that lack But Larson has put the Chicago World Fair close to the top of the list of Things I Want to See When I Get a Time Machine till that day comes the book makes a most satisfactory alternative Highly recommended The Dog of My Nightmares: Stories Read by Texas Columnist Dave Lieber narrative with all the wonder of Andy Catlett: Early Travels: A Novel newly discovered history and the thrills of the best ficti. When Chicago won the right to hold the World s Columbian Exposition in 1893 there was much sneering from the snobbish elite of New York and elsewhere at the idea of this brash dirty city best known as the home of slaughterhouses and pork packing factories being able to put on a show that would impress the world However brash though Chicago may have been it was also filled with go getters and entrepreneurs tough businessmen with determination drive and most of all massive amounts of civic pride This is the story of how those men turned an impossible dream into an astonishing reality the building of the White City and the Chicago World Fair And it s also the story of how one man took advantage of the huge Capricorne - Tome 3 - Deliah (Troisième Vague Lombard) numbers of people coming into Chicago because of the Fair to indulge his psychopathic tendencies the serial killer HH HolmesIn Larson s hands the story of the building of the White City is fascinating The odds against success were huge time was running short the weather threw everything it had at the site freuently destroying half built buildings a financial crash began while the City was half built and unions and management were regularly at loggerheads Although many men and a few women were involved in bringing the thing together the whole effort was largely co ordinated by one man architect Daniel H Burnham who as Director of Works was responsible for getting together the best architects planners engineers and landscapers and inspiring them to believe in his vision of a beautiful city rising from a derelict piece of lakeside land Larson uses all kinds of sources to bring Burnham and the other major players to life The Fifth Risk: Undoing Democracy newspaper articles journals official records and personal letters He tells the story almost as if it were a How Science Works: The Facts Visually Explained (How Things Work) novel Classic Sail 2015 Calendar never revealing ahead and regularly leaving a chapter with a cliffhanger ending as a storm approaches or a bank crashes or illness strikesThe story of HH Holmes is told in separate chapters interspersed throughout the main The Westing Game (Puffin Modern Classics) narrative To be honest though it was interesting and also very well researched I mainly found it broke the flow of the much absorbing story of the Fair Apart from the fact that both events took place in Chicago over the same time period there was very little to connect them I wondered if the Holmes strand had only been included because the author felt that people would be interested in a serial killer than in the building of the Fair and I can t argue with that since it was the thought of the intriguing contrast that attracted me to the book But when it came to reading it I found I was rushing through the Holmes chapters to get back to find out how things were going on the building siteOnce the Fair finally opens Larson gives a vividly credible account of what it might have been like to visit including telling of some of the many attractions the fair had to offer from orchestral music wafting ethereally over a moonlit lake to rather earthy sideshows such as the belly dancers from Algeria He tells us about Buffalo Bill Cody s Wild West Show cannily sited just outside the Fair grounds and constantly competing with it for customers And the crowning marvel of the Fair the world s first Ferris wheel built as a result of a challenge by Burnham to America s engineers to come up with something that would top the recently built Eiffel Tower in Paris At the same time Larson takes us behind the scenes to see the men responsible for the maintenance of the site publicity finance and the sheer logistical Tom of Finland. The Complete Kake Comics (Bibliotheca Universalis) nightmare of feeding and cleaning up after the many thousands of visitors who passed through the gates each day The Fair was so huge Larson tells us that it was considered that it took a fortnight to see everything it had to offerIn a few chapters at the end Larson tells us what happened to the men we ve got to know so well in their later careers and shows how the Fair influenced architecture and fairs and even city planning far into the future And at the same time he concludes the story of the serial killer but I won t spoil it by saying whether he was ever caught or convicted in case you re inspired to read the book and don t know the outcomeA fascinating story very well told I found this a totally absorbing read The only real disappointment is that there are very few illustrations so I had to turn to the Internet to fill that lack But Larson has put the Chicago World Fair close to the top of the list of Things I Want to See When I Get a Time Machine till that day comes the book makes a most satisfactory alternative Highly recommended

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By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Free download õ The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America 102 Erik Larsonauthor of #1 bestseller In the Garden of Beastsintertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunnin. It took me almost 4 years to complete this thing I gave up and found a free audio version online No way in the world was I going to pay twice for this book It was 14 hours long and took me about 2 months just to get through this I saw a documentary on HH Holmes and this book was mentioned I purchased it sight unseen wout looking at other reviews That was my biggest mistake I knew the book included info on the world s fair but I did not know that about 80% of the book was on the fairVery little was about HH Holmes This book could ve been cut in half and still would ve been too long It has a lot of good information and it peaked my curiosity on the world s fair But it was just too long and not much on HH Holmes Towards the end of the book there was on him However by then I had already checked out and just wanted to get it over with and complete the book Antonioni or The Surface of the World not know that about 80% of the book was on the fairVery little was about HH Holmes This book could ve been cut in half and still would ve been too long It has a lot of good information and it peaked my curiosity on the world s fair But it was just too long and Weekend Language: Presenting with More Stories and Less PowerPoint not much on HH Holmes Towards the end of the book there was on him However by then I had already checked out and just wanted to get it over with and complete the book

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By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Free download õ The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America 102 G serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death Combining meticulous research with nail biting storyte. I probably should have read the description a little closely I thought this book would cover the World s Fair and HH Holmes in eual amounts It does not I will admit the author thoroughly researched both topics but it was clear to me his focus was on the architecture of the World s Fair He is very detailed but sometime it was almost too much detail I am admittedly interested in HH Holmes than architecture so that has something to do with my reviewIf you are reading this because you want to hear about HH Holmes you may want to read a different book However if you are open to learning about the World s Fair architecture or Chicago history this is worth the read


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  1. says: Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä By Erik Larson By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Summary The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read Come for the serial killer, stay for the fair.

    I will be absolutely honest and admit that I purchased the book because I was interested in the weird story of H.H.Holmes, American con man, psychopath and serial killer. In fact, I will add to my confession, and shame, by saying that my interest was sparked by watching the epi

  2. says: Summary The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read

    By Erik Larson ä 2 Review By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read It took me almost 4 years to complete this thing. I gave up and found a free audio version online. No way in the world was I going to pay twice for this book. It was 14 hours long and took me about 2 months just to get throu

  3. says: By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read

    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read I thought that as far as it goes this was a good book on the Chicago Worlds Fair and an ok book on H.H. Holmes. I had not idea that so much effort had gone into the worlds fair and I thought that the author did an excellent job captu

  4. says: By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read

    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read I probably should have read the description a little closely. I thought this book would cover the World's Fair and H.H. Holmes in equal amounts. It does not. I will admit, the author thoroughly researched both t

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    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read If you want to read substantially about H. H. Holmes, this is not the book for you. Over two thirds of the book is dedicated solely to the World's Fair, with chapters relating to it long and sprawling while those r

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    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read By Erik Larson ä 2 Review This book is way about the world's fair than it is about H.H. Holmes.

    It literally dedicates space to writing about the conditions of the soil that the fair was to be built on, and what other sites they looked at to find a site for the fair. Honestly, who cares. Even if you are hugely curious about the fair, most of it will send you to sleep.

    The stuff about H.H Holmes is interesting, but you're mostly reading about the arc

  7. says: By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read By Erik Larson ä 2 Review

    By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read I read this book for one of my book clubs as a true crime story. But it was so much than that. The identity of the killer was known from the start, which was not a problem. The real focus of the book was on the building of The White City, aka the the 1892 93 World's Fair held in Chicago, but on the individuals involved in the design and cre

  8. says: Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä By Erik Larson By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Summary The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

    By Erik Larson ä 2 Review Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä By Erik Larson By Erik Larson [kindle or PDF] The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America – eBook, Kindle ePUB and Epub Read I bought this book to read about H.H. Holmes but unfortunately the vast majority of it is about building the World's Fair. It is well written and an interesting read but buy something else if you just want to read about H.H. Holmes

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    Summary The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ä By Erik Larson By Erik Larson ä 2 Review When Chicago won the right to hold the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893, there was much sneering from the snobbish elite of New York and elsewhere at the idea of this brash, dirty city, best known as the home

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  • Paperback
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  • The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
  • By Erik Larson
  • English
  • 13 June 2018
  • 0375725601