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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Sep 21, 2011

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Read from September 21 to 26, 2011

A somewhat odd juxtaposition of the history of the Columbian Exposition of 1890 and a serial killer story. Readable story and prose kept me engaged. The most striking messages I took from the book is that the civic and political will to get things done in the 1890’s makes our modern malaise even more pathetic by comparison and that the horror of a killer’s warped desire is a historical constant.

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