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


The story of two men's obsessions with the Chicago World's Fair, one its architect, the other a murderer. "The Devil in the White City" draws the ... Show synopsis

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

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by Karen K on Aug 16, 2013

I bought this book because of my interest in serial killers, the Victorian era... and genealogy. H.H. Holmes, whose real name was Herman Webster Mudgett, was a distant cousin to me on quite a few lines, our common ancestors having been the first settlers of Hampton, New Hampshire. He was a ... More


The Devil in the White City

by stevespice on Nov 15, 2012

This is a fascinating book. Anyone who is interested in the history of the city of Chicago should read it. There is also a lot about the history of America. I highly recommend this book. More

Melba C

Interesting history of Chicago

by Melba C on Jan 19, 2012

I love books written about this period in time. An enjoyable read, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if my family had lived in Chicago. More


Great read!

by Nelly4 on Jun 16, 2011

As a history and psychology teacher, this was the best of both worlds. Very easy to get into, couldn't put it down, wonderful details, absolutely absorbing. I really liked the pace and how each chapter switched so you were always wanting more details! This one's a keeper and I'm sure I'll reference ... More

Kathleen R

Chicago at its best and its worst.

by Kathleen R on May 19, 2011

Chicago is my hometown. I thought I knew all its secrets but Devil in the White City surprised me with just how low this city can go to look good. Larson is able to give his readers a lot of details and facts yet make them feel like fiction. This is a page turner that not only intertains but also ... More

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Which of his books is your favorite?

Loved, loved, loved this book. Also read the one about the dust storms and the one about Galveston. This one is by far my favorite.

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