I’m excited to share with you his virtual book talk featuring Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. This book is perfect for local history buffs as it’s centered around the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. True Crime aficionados will also enjoy it as it features notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes.
Genres: Biography, Historical Nonfiction, True Crime
First Released: 2003
Part of a Series?: No
Synopsis: “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. Burnham overcame great obstacles to build his White City; Holmes used the attraction to lure women to their deaths.”
Where Can I Find It? Axis 360, OverDrive
Call Number: 364.1523 LAR