The devil in the white city [murder, magic & madness at the fair that changed America]
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[New York] : Random House Audio ;, [2003].
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Unabridged.
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12 audio discs (14.5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
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Published
[New York] : Random House Audio ;, [2003].
Format
CD
Edition
Unabridged.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 9.2, 23 Points
Lexile measure
1170

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Unabridged.
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Compact discs.
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Read by Scott Brick.
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Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds - a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Larson, E., & Brick, S. (2003). The devil in the white city: [murder, magic & madness at the fair that changed America] (Unabridged.). Random House Audio ;.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik and Scott. Brick. 2003. The Devil in the White City: [murder, Magic & Madness At the Fair That Changed America]. Random House Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik and Scott. Brick. The Devil in the White City: [murder, Magic & Madness At the Fair That Changed America] Random House Audio, 2003.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik., and Scott Brick. The Devil in the White City: [murder, Magic & Madness At the Fair That Changed America] Unabridged., Random House Audio ;, 2003.

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