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


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Publisher:Thorndike Press, 2003



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A New York Times Bestseller, Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, A Library Journal Best Book of the Year -- Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America?s rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World?s Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds.

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