The Devil in The White City

Erik Larson
Reading Order: Book 46
Categories: 2020, Stuart Browning
Pages: 477
Suggested By: Erik Rostad
Date Started: July 28, 2020
Date Finished: August 3, 2020
Reason Book was Chosen: Another book I chose to add to this years reading list after seeing Erik Rostad's review on goodreads.
My Thoughts

I first heard of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago and H. H. Holmes after watching an episode of Timeless, I didn’t really think much else of it until I saw a friend had reviewed this book which of course lead me to read it. It’s a fascinating book that intertwines both architect Burnham and the serial killer H. H. Holmes. I must admit I was more excited to read the Holmes sections but fascinated none the less by the issues in the construction of the buildings and landscape leading up to the Opening Ceremony of the Fair. I don’t want to give any spoilers but just the names of some of the people that attended and the inventions / consumer items first used at the fair is overwhelming. I’d recommend this to anyone who is interested in History particularly of architecture and serial killers.

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