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
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds
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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
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Fact Crime, 2004.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • International Horror Guild Award for Best Nonfiction, 2003.
  • YALSA Outstanding Book for the College Bound, 2009.
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
156115
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • World's Columbian Exposition,
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Architects
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Frozen Music -- pt. II An Awful Fight -- pt. III In the White City -- pt. IV Cruelty Revealed
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410455765
Lccn
2012043414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410455765
  • (OCoLC)816499115
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Frozen Music -- pt. II An Awful Fight -- pt. III In the White City -- pt. IV Cruelty Revealed
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
691 pages (large print)
Isbn
9781410455765
Lccn
2012043414
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781410455765
  • (OCoLC)816499115

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