The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson
Nonfiction – History
Bottom Line: Read it.
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The true story of the creation of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair and the serial killer masquerading as a doctor who cast a shadow over the proceedings.
The suspense and drama of the search for H.H. Holmes (the serial killer) made The Devil in the White City seem like a thrilling fiction novel. As an added bonus, I learned a lot about the 1893 World’s Fair, which Larson managed to make thoroughly entertaining. This book is one of my All-Time Favorites and is also on my Books for Guys List.