The Resource The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the white city
Title remainder
murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tells the parallel stories of Daniel Burnham, the main architect of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and serial killer Henry H. Holmes, discussing the challenges Burnham faced in creating the hugely successful White City, and looking at how Holmes used the opportunities afforded by the fair to lure victims to their deaths
Title
The devil in the white city
Creator
Summary
An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • International Horror Guild Award for Best Nonfiction, 2003.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2004.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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156115
Cataloging source
DLC
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist starred
  • Pub Weekly
Dewey number
364.15/23/0977311
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • music
Index
index present
Intended audience
Adult
Intended audience source
Follett Library Resources
LC call number
HV6248.M8
LC item number
L37 2003
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1170
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
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murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
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Erik Larson
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Map on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [425]-429) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Control code
19580316
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 447 pages
Isbn
9780965711340
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2002154046
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, music
System control number
(IMchF)fol08757411

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