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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Nov 24, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, mystery
Recommended for: anyone interested in popular culture
Read in November, 2007

I really enjoyed this book, which is saying something because I read it on a red-eye, mostly. I could not decide whether I think that it is fiction or history, which is to say that if it is fiction, it is very well researched, but if it is history, it takes more creative license than I would expect in the most popular of popular histories. for that reason, I imagine I would not use it in a class or something, but I certainly really enjoyed the read.

Oh, right, the book is a gripping account of the men who organized and built the Chicago World's fair, and of a serial killer who did most of his killing in Chicago at the same time.

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