1893 Chicago and Serial Killing

Discussion in 'Non-Fiction Books' started by One_World, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. One_World

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    "The Devil In the White City" by Erik Larson is an awesome non-fiction novel about the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago and a serial killer who preyed on single young women in town. Really good history of Chicago and architecture mixed with a mad killer...check it out if you haven't yet.
  2. Celtictigeress

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    I love this book! I read it twice, which is something I hardly ever do. I love the way Larsen intertwines the story of the planning and execution of the Columbian Exposition with the actions of the murderer -- it really gives a reader a sense of this secret, murderous creature that was plying his trade at the same time that the Exposition was offering such hope and promise. It's a fantastic book.

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