The Devil In The White City

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The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer.

The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earther, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium.

These two disparate but driven men toegther with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century.

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"Fuses history and entertainment to give the dramatic effect of a novel... this truth really is stranger than fiction" ( The New York Times)

"Erik Larson tracks [H H Holmes] with practised journalistic skill... Highly readable" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Captures the spirit of an America bursting with pioneering drive... a gripping book" ( Independent on Sunday)

"Bursting with so much vitality you half expect it to jump right out of your hands" ( Yorkshire Evening Post)

"An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep defying fiction" ( Time Out)

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"Fuses history and entertainment to give the dramatic effect of a novel...this truth really is stranger than fiction" ( The New York Times)

"Erik Larson tracks [H H Holmes] with practised journalistic skill...Highly readable" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Captures the spirit of an America bursting with pioneering drive...a gripping book" ( Independent on Sunday)

"An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep defying fiction" ( Time Out)

"Bursting with so much vitality you half expect it to jump right out of your hands" ( Yorkshire Evening Post)

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Editore: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom (2004)
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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Chicago World s Fair of 1893 and its amazing White City was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. The Chicago World s Fair of 1893 and its amazing White City was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago s infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World s Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Bantam 2004-04-01, 2004. Condizione libro: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-GRD-03052310

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Descrizione libro Bantam, 2004. Condizione libro: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. The architect was Daniel H Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. This book deals with his life and work. Num Pages: 496 pages, B & W photos. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; 2AB; AMG; BGH; BTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 33. Weight in Grams: 338. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Bantam. Condizione libro: New. 2004. New Ed. Paperback. The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. The architect was Daniel H Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. This book deals with his life and work. Num Pages: 496 pages, B & W photos. BIC Classification: 1KBBNC; 2AB; AMG; BGH; BTC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 128 x 33. Weight in Grams: 338. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, The Devil in the White City, Erik Larson, Soon to be a major film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio. The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H H Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century. Codice libro della libreria B9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Transworld Publishers Ltd 2004-04-01, London, 2004. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780553813531

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Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Not Signed; The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780553813531_rkm

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Descrizione libro Transworld, 2004. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria F4-9780553813531

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