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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
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Mar 12, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: nonfiction
Read in March, 2009

Very good book about the World's Columbia Exposition in Chicago in 1893, along with the true intriguing story of a psychopathic killer. Reads like a novel. Having grown up in Chicago, I found some parts to be quite interesting. It was great learning about Frederick Law Olmstead and some of the other characters of that time. The only negative is that the book didn't seem to have a lot of depth, maybe it was too much like a novel.

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