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The devil in the white city [GRPL Book Club] : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America / Erik Larson.

The devil in the white city [GRPL Book Club] : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America

Larson, Erik. (Author).

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  • ISBN: 0609608444 (hardcover) :
  • ISBN: 0375725601 (pbk.) :
  • Physical Description: xi, 447 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2004.

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General Note: If you would like to request available book club copies, please call 988-5400.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [393]-429) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic (1912) -- Frozen music (Chicago, 1890-1891) -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed (1894-5) Property of H.H. Holmes -- Epilogue, the last crossing.
Awards Note: Winner of the Edgar Award for best fact crime.
Subject: Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896.
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.)
Serial murderers > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
Serial murders > Illinois > Chicago > Case studies.

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