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

Category: Book
By (author): Larson, Erik
Subject:  HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
  TRUE CRIME / Murder / Serial Killers
  WEIRD / True Crime
Awards: National Book Awards Short-listed
Publisher: Vintage Books
Published: February 2004
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00in x 5.20in x 1.50in
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From The Publisher*

Erik Larson-author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS-intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.

Review Quote*"Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating." -Chicago Tribune

"A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction." --The New York Times

"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." -Esquire

"Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair."-USA Today

"As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find."-San Francisco Chronicle

"Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come."-Entertainment Weekly

"A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul."-Chicago Sun-Times
Biographical NoteERIK LARSON is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's and other publications and his books have been published in fourteen countries.