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Group Read Archive > Group Non Fiction Read Nov / Dec 2017 - The Devil in the White City - SPOILERS Allowed

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Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5460 comments Mod
The discussion thread is now open. Spoilers are allowed on this thread. Don't read on if you haven't finished the book. Can you also unclick the 'Add to my update feed' people don't see your comments in their home screen.

Things to consider:

1. Did you like the book?
2. Do you think that the author covers the subject adequately?
3. Do you like the tone and language of the book?
4. Was there any part of the book that was important or significant to you?
5. Have you learnt anything from the book?
6. Has reading this encouraged you to look for other books on the subject?


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Jason (jasondenness) | 1876 comments Ya might wanna change the title of this thread. says no spoilers :-)


Paul (halfmanhalfbook) | 5460 comments Mod
Done. Cheers


Kathy (khadams) | 7 comments I loved all the historical parts about the Chicago World's Fair. In Chicago there is actually ONE building still standing from the actual event. Reading this book made me interested in visiting the site, which i plan to do this coming January. I loved all the historical detail, and thought the author did a terrific job. Now I want to read his book on the Mississippi Flood for similiar historical detial.


Frank Mundo | 4 comments Read it. Reviewed it. I really enjoyed it. My only complaint. I just wish their was more info on the Pinkerton Detective who cracked it. That story was amazing (but not really as detailed as I would have liked in the book). There is a series on the History channel about this story as well clled The American Ripper --> https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/ar...


Patricia | 199 comments I really enjoyed this, especially how so many things I learned in history classes over the years were tied together. What an amazing time to be alive (though not so much for those who were murdered). This book highlighted the saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." All the inventions and improvements that came out of putting the fair together, all the great names that were made through participation, all the risks that were taken--simply amazing. The remark in the notes at the end about how this couldn't happen today with all the safety laws in place is so true. I agree with Frank in that I would like to know more about cracking the case. I guess that's a book for another day.


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