The Devil in the White City

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  • Hardcover
  • 447 pages
  • The Devil in the White City
  • Erik Larson
  • English
  • 24 October 2019
  • 0609608444

About the Author: Erik Larson

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The Devil in the White City Author Erik Larson Imbues The Incredible Events Surrounding The 1893 Chicago World S Fair With Such Drama That Readers May Find Themselves Checking The Book S Categorization To Be Sure That The Devil In The White City Is Not, In Fact, A Highly Imaginative Novel Larson Tells The Stories Of Two Men Daniel H Burnham, The Architect Responsible For The Fair S Construction, And H.H Holmes, A Serial Killer Masquerading As A Charming Doctor Burnham S Challenge Was Immense In A Short Period Of Time, He Was Forced To Overcome The Death Of His Partner And Numerous Other Obstacles To Construct The Famous White City Around Which The Fair Was Built His Efforts To Complete The Project, And The Fair S Incredible Success, Are Skillfully Related Along With Entertaining Appearances By Such Notables As Buffalo Bill Cody, Susan B Anthony, And Thomas Edison The Activities Of The Sinister Dr Holmes, Who Is Believed To Be Responsible For Scores Of Murders Around The Time Of The Fair, Are Equally Remarkable He Devised And Erected The World S Fair Hotel, Complete With Crematorium And Gas Chamber, Near The Fairgrounds And Used The Event As Well As His Own Charismatic Personality To Lure Victims Combining The Stories Of An Architect And A Killer In One Book, Mostly In Alternating Chapters, Seems Like An Odd Choice But It Works The Magical Appeal And Horrifying Dark Side Of 19th Century Chicago Are Both Revealed Through Larson S Skillful Writing John Moe

10 thoughts on “The Devil in the White City

  1. says:

    This book is two, two, two books in one Sorry, that was annoying But it s almost as if Erik Larson wrote two really short books one about the 1893 World s Columbian Exposition and another about the murder spree of Dr H H Holmes and then shoved them together to create a single story The result isn t bad, and I think Larson is successful at maintaining clean seams between the two narratives, but it s hard to argue these two occurrences are anything but abstractedly related Yes, Holmes lived This book is two, two, two books in one Sorry, that was annoying But it s almost as if Erik...

  2. says:

    Poor Erik Larson.He wanted to write an extensive, in depth look at the 1893 World s Fair, which was a collaboration of some of the greatest creative minds in the country including the guy who designed the Flatiron building in New York and Walt Disney s dad and gave us, among other things, the Ferris Wheel, the zipper, shredded wheat, and Columbus Day The entire venture was almost a disaster, with delays, petty fighting, bad weather, anddelays, but it was ultimately a massive success and Poor Erik Larson.He wanted to write an extensive, in depth look at the 1893 World s Fair, which was a collaboration of some of the greatest creative minds in the country including the guy who designed the Flatiron building in New York and Walt Disney s dad and gave us, among other things, the Ferris Wheel, the zipper, shredded wheat, and Columbus Day The entire venture was almost a disaster, with delays, petty fighting, bad weather, anddelays, but it was ultimately a massive success and helped make the city of Chicago what it is today Here s what it must have looked like when Larson pitched his idea for the book Larson And the fair didn t go flawlessly towards the end of the fair, the mayor of Chicago was assassinated by a crazy guy, and there were...

  3. says:

    Humour me and please allow the channeling an eighth grader for just a moment OMG Squeee 1 Teh best Would an eighth grader say teh best And now we return you to our regularly scheduled review.I m not a huge fan of non fiction Scratch that I m a huge fan of non fiction, but not so huge a fan of reading non fiction While I appreciate learning and broadening my understanding of the world around and as it once was, I find myself pretty quickly distracted fr...

  4. says:

    So, no offense to those that liked this book, but I m throwing in the towel after 75 pages It s just not holding my interest Part of the reason for this is that Larson s writing style is way too speculative for my taste in non fiction I just finished reading the Path Between Seas by David McCullough, and he does such an amazing job of making complicated, historical events interesting, without fabricating scenes that could have happened Even that wouldn t have bothered me that much if Lars So, no offense to those that liked this book, but I m throwing in the towel after 75 pages It s just not holding my interest Part of th...

  5. says:

    A fascinating book and an easy read Chapter by chapter, in simple chronological order, the author juxtaposes preparations for the 1893 Chicago World s Fair with the doings of one of the country s first serial murders From the Fair s chapters we learned how Chicago s boosterism won it the fair from other competitors including Washington and New York Construction was last minute and in panic mode, but it got done There s a lot about Frederick Law Olmstead who was in charge of park design but h A fascinating book and an easy read Chapter by chapter, in simple chronological order, the author juxtaposes preparations for the 1893 Chicago World s Fair with the doings of one of the country s first serial murders From the Fair s chapters we learned how Chicago s boosterism won it the fair from other competitors including Washington and New York Construction was last minute and in panic mode, but it got done There s a lot about Frederick Law Olmstead who was in charge of park design but he was elderly, in poor health, and struggling to stay on top of the project A lot of the focus is on the lead architect and fair planner, Daniel Burnham, and construction of the White City, as the classical buildings came to be known The serial killer was H H Holmes, a pharmacist who capitalized on the World s Fair by building a hotel It had special rooms in the basement to kill his victims ...

  6. says:

    For me, reviewing this book is similar to trying to review any Nicolas Cage movie from the past 20 years, in that if I was asked if Cage s over the top performance was the best thing or the worst thing about the movie, I could only answer Yes Pictured one of Nicolas Cage ssubdued performances Not pictured sanity If you were to ask me my favorite thing about this book, I would immediately answer, Erik Larson s writing style This book is mostly talked about for the portions pert For me, reviewing this book is similar to trying to review any Nicolas Cage movie from the past 20 years, in that if I was asked if Cage s over the top performance was the best thing or the worst thing about the movie, I could only answer Yes Pictured one of Nicolas Cage ssubdued performances Not pictured sanity If you were to ask me my favorite thing about this book, I would immediately answer, Erik Larson s writing sty...

  7. says:

    The White City rises above the lake, like a fantasy from another time that never existed, but the eyes do not deceive, this image is real, bright lights glow at night, millions of respectful , quiet , mesmerized people look and walk by, the moon shines and reflects on the gigantic white buildings and glittering waters, magic drapes allThe Chicago World s Fair of 1893, arguably the greatest one in history, the citizens of this metropolis, the second city of the nation need to show everyone tha The White City rises above the lake, like a fantasy from another time that never existed, but the eyes do not deceive, this image is real, bright lights glow at night, millions of respectful , quiet , mesmerized people look and walk by, the moon shines and reflects on the gigantic white buildings and glittering waters, magic drapes allThe Chicago World s Fair of 1893, ...

  8. says:

    Larson could be the worst nonfiction writer working in America today When he notes that Frederick Law Olmsted was no literary stylist Sentences wandered through the report like morning glory through the pickets of a fence he might as well be describing himself It s painful to make your way through his books The melodrama is over the top He ll go on for several pages about some unnamed person, attempting to heighten the mystery, and anyone who graduated second grade will quickly realiz Larson could be the worst nonfiction writer working in America today When he notes that Frederick Law Olmsted was no literary stylist Sentences wandered through the report like morning glory through the picke...

  9. says:

    Heard the one about the architect and the serial killer It s not a bad joke, but it is a great book The architect was Daniel Burnham, the driving force behind the Chicago World s Fair of 1893 the killer was H.H Holmes, a Svengali type figure who lured young women to his hotel and did the most gruesome things, the least shocking of which was murder The two men never met, but The Devil in the White City brings their stories together, and although it reads like a novel, everything is thoroughl Heard the one about the architect and the serial killer It s not a bad joke, but it is a great book The architect was Daniel Burnham, the driving force behind the Chicago World s Fair of 1893 the killer was H.H Holmes, a Svengali type figure who lured young women to his hotel and did the most gruesome things, the least shocking of which was murder The two men never met, but The Devil in the White City brings their stories together, and although it reads like a novel, everything is thoroughly researched fact The bookThe Great Columbian Exhibition of 1893 was Chicago s big chance to shake off its old image as a hog slaughtering, dirty and dangerous town and to take its place as America s second city Although the fair s theme gave a backward nod to the 400th anniversary of Columbus bumping into the Americas on his way to India, its vision was futuristic for the first time, elec...

  10. says:

    I was genuinely excited to get back into this story every time I picked it up At times, this jumble of factual events felt like a tale I would contrive while wandering aimlessly around Wikipedia even though Erik Larson says he did not get information from the internet because, apparently all, data found on the internet is questionable Most of the dramatic facts this book will tell you show up near the top of the internet, and many are proclaimed at a bars when someone lets everyone know wher I was genuinely excited to get back into this story every time I picked it up At times, this jumble of factual events felt like a tale I would contrive while wandering aimlessly around Wikipedia even though Erik Larson says he did not get information from the internet b...

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