The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 691
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 9781410455765
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in the White City Book Excerpt:

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.

The Devil In The White City

The Devil In The White City
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2010-09-30
ISBN: 1409044602
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil In The White City Book Excerpt:

'An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep defying fiction' TIME OUT One was an architect. The other a serial killer. This is the incredible story of these two men and their realization of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, and its amazing 'White City'; one of the wonders of the world. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H. H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century . . .

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City  Murder  Magic  and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 1504044223
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America Book Excerpt:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Devil in the White City tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Erik Larsons book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City is the electrifying true story of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago—and the serial killer who used it as his hunting ground. Meticulously researched and brimming with fascinating historical details, Larson’s bestselling book is a powerful amalgam of historical narrative and a true crime thriller. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Summary Analysis

The Devil in the White City  by Erik Larson   Summary   Analysis
Author: Instaread
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2015-08-15
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: True Crime
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Summary Analysis Book Excerpt:

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World’s Columbian Exposition, the world’s fair that Chicago hosted in 1893, held in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. The fair was tainted by deaths, a serial killer, and an assassination. The lead architect, Daniel Burnham, and the serial killer, Henry Howard Holmes, play pivotal roles in the events that unfolded before, during, and after the fair. In the late nineteenth century, Chicago was a raw city, growing fast, but it was horribly polluted. Fourteen million animals went to their deaths each year in the stockyards. Garbage and manure piled up and typhus, cholera, and other diseases raged. Train and carriage accidents killed several people daily. Fires were even more deadly. The city tallied 800 murders in just the first half of one year… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Devil in the White City • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

Summary of The Devil in the White City Review Keypoints and Take aways

Summary of The Devil in the White City      Review Keypoints and Take aways
Author: PenZen Summaries
Publsiher: by Mocktime Publication
Total Pages: 17
Release: 2022-10-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The summary of The Devil in the White City – Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America presented here include a short review of the book at the start followed by quick overview of main points and a list of important take-aways at the end of the summary. The Summary of The novel "The Devil in the White City" from 2003 transports the reader to Chicago in the 1890s, when the burgeoning city was preparing to host the World's Fair in the midst of a period of serious social unrest and widespread criminal activity. The events depicted in these ideas combine the horrific deeds committed by one of the world's first serial killers with the riveting tale of exciting American innovation. The Devil in the White City summary includes the key points and important takeaways from the book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. Disclaimer: 1. This summary is meant to preview and not to substitute the original book. 2. We recommend, for in-depth study purchase the excellent original book. 3. In this summary key points are rewritten and recreated and no part/text is directly taken or copied from original book. 4. If original author/publisher wants us to remove this summary, please contact us at [email protected]

Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History

Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History
Author: J. Michael Martinez
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2017-11-14
ISBN: 1631440713
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History Book Excerpt:

The long, dark history of political violence in the United States Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the life of a perceived enemy is as old as mankind. Antiquity is filled with examples of political murders, such as when Julius Caesar was felled by assassins in 44 BCE. While assassinations and assassination attempts are not unique to the American way of life, denizens of other nations sometimes look upon the US as populated by reckless cowboys owing to a “Wild West” attitude about violence, especially episodes involving guns. In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. Nine American presidents—Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—have been the targets of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a target shortly before he was sworn into office in 1933. Moreover, three presidential candidates—Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace—were shot by assailants. In addition to presidents and candidates for the presidency, eight governors, seven U.S. senators, nine U.S. House members, eleven mayors, seventeen state legislators, and eleven judges have been victims of political violence. Not all political assassinations involve elected officials. Some of those targeted, such as Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., were public figures who influenced political issues. But their cases are instructive because of their connection to, and influence on, the political process. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many political assassinations or attempts. These violent episodes trigger a series of important questions. First, why has the United States—a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process—been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses these questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history.

The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City
Author: Erik Larson
Publsiher: National Geographic Books
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN: 0739343815
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Devil in the White City Book Excerpt:

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.

Zigzag Journeys in the White City

Zigzag Journeys in the White City
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 1894
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bridges
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Zoning of America

The Zoning of America
Author: Michael Allan Wolf
Publsiher: Landmark Law Cases & American
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zoning of America Book Excerpt:

Revisits the landmark case Euclid v. Ambler, in which the Supreme Court surprisingly upheld the constitutionality of local zoning laws protecting residential neighborhoods from real and perceived disturbances, a decision that forever changed the way American cities and their suburbs were organized.

Masterminds

Masterminds
Author: David Ewing Duncan
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-10-06
ISBN: 9780061983474
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterminds Book Excerpt:

James Watson, J. Craig Venter, Francis Collins, Cynthia Kenyon . . . you may not know them, but you should. They are the masterminds of genetics and biotechnology who want you to live to be 150 years old, to regenerate your heart and brain, to create synthetic life. For better or worse, they are about to alter life on earth forever. Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan tells the remarkable stories of cutting-edge bioscientists, revealing their quirky, uniquely fascinating, sometimes vaguely unsettling personas as a means to understand their science and the astonishing implications of their work. This book seamlessly combines myth, biography, scholarship, and wit that poses the all-important question: Can we actually trust these masterminds?

Grand Obsessions The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin

Grand Obsessions  The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin
Author: Alasdair McGregor
Publsiher: Penguin Group Australia
Total Pages: 546
Release: 2014-06-25
ISBN: 1743484380
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grand Obsessions The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin Book Excerpt:

On 23 May 1912, American Walter Burley Griffin was announced to the world as the winner of the international design competition for the new Australian capital to be built on a sheep paddock they called Canberra. Almost a century later, Griffin's design - but most of all its implementation - is still hotly debated. Who was this man and what was his vision? How did he come to Canberra, what happened once the Australian establishment tore him to shreds, and what was the role of his wife, helpmate, fellow architect and equal creative partner, Marion Mahony Griffin? In this definitive new biography of Griffin husband and wife, Alasdair McGregor delineates the role each played in the production of their greatest works - Canberra, Castlecrag, Newman College and the rest - and charts their lives, from their childhoods and meeting in Chicago in the employ of the larger than life Frank Lloyd Wright, to their battles in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney, and their swansong in India. This is a tale of many parts. It traces the lives of two individuals of great talent and vision and their fight against mediocrity. It is the story of the birth of Canberra, one that tells us as much about the Griffins as it does about ourselves and the troubled birth of the Australian national identity. It is a portrait of a pioneering woman who achieved extraordinary things but was rarely credited with that achievement. And it is an examination of the nature of fame in a young country uncertain of its position in the world. The Griffins' story resonates through the years, and their fight to see their idealistic vision realised is one that goes on in Australia today. 'This biography . . . is a treasure.' Dimity Reed, Sunday Age 'This handsome book . . . is the latest in a growing line of books about the Griffins, and it is perhaps the most successful to date.' Roger Pegrum, Canberra Times 'a meticulously detailed account of the Griffins' professional output.' Annabel Lawson, Australia Coast to Coast Country Style 'This belongs on every architect's bookshelf.' Susan Hewitt, West Magazine

The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home
Author: David Laskin
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2010-03-16
ISBN: 0061985341
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Long Way Home Book Excerpt:

“The Long Way Home is a riveting remembrance of the Great War by a master writer…. Deeply compelling.” — Douglas Brinkley “Moving, revealing, and lovingly researched, this book is a must read, and a great read, for any of us whose forebears came from overseas-meaning just about all of us.” — Erik Larson The author of the award-winning The Children’s Blizzard, David Laskin, returns with a remarkable true story of the immigrants who risked their lives fighting for America during the Great War.

A Flicker in the Dark

A Flicker in the Dark
Author: Stacy Willingham
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2022-02-03
ISBN: 0008454469
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Flicker in the Dark Book Excerpt:

She thought the murders had stopped. She was wrong. ‘A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming’ Karin Slaughter ‘Spectacular’ Daily Mail 'Tense, twisty and threatening, A Flicker in the Dark will make you abandon your box sets' Val McDermid

The Real Story

The Real Story
Author: Sarah Statz Cords,Robert Burgin
Publsiher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Real Story Book Excerpt:

Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.

What Should I Read Next

What Should I Read Next
Author: Jessica Rosalind Feldman,Robert Stilling
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Should I Read Next Book Excerpt:

What Should I Read Next? taps seventy University of Virginia professors in an array of fields for suggestions on how to satisfy this nagging intellectual curiosity. Each contributor recommends five titles that speak to their area of inquiry, providing both a general introduction and commentary on each selection. --from publisher description.

Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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2008 Writer s Market

2008 Writer s Market
Author: Robert Brewer
Publsiher: Writers Digest Books
Total Pages: 1190
Release: 2007-07-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

2008 Writer s Market Book Excerpt:

Incorporating all the great information writers have to come to expect for more than 80 years, this latest edition features higher profiles of its author interviews, five new market sections, and the most up-to-date market listings available to help readers find success.

2008 Writer s Market Deluxe Edition

2008 Writer s Market Deluxe Edition
Author: Robert Brewer
Publsiher: Writers Digest Books
Total Pages: 1184
Release: 2007-07-06
ISBN: 9781582974972
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Publishers Weekly

The Publishers Weekly
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 882
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Newsweek

Newsweek
Author: Samuel Thurston Williamson,Raymond Moley,Malcolm Muir,Rex Smith,Joseph Becker Phillips
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 848
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Current events
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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