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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Oct 15, 2008

it was amazing
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Read in June, 2007

Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

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This was a great discussion. Everyone enjoyed the history and to think there was a serial killer back then.

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