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    DescriptionErik Larson--author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS--intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.


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    Title
    The Devil in the White City
    Subtitle
    Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Larson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 464
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780375725609
    ISBN 10: 0375725601
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
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    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    Libri: ENGM2000
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    BIC subject category V2: BTC
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    DC21: 364.15230977
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/ILLINO, LOCL/ILCHIC
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS036043, HIS036090, SOC026030
    DC22: 364.15230977
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    DC22: 364.15/23/0977311
    LC classification: HV6248.M8 L37 2004
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    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.4.1.0.0
    Thema V1.0: DNXC, NHK, WQH
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    1 MAP; 7 HALFTONES
    Publisher
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    02 October 2004
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Erik Larson, author of the international bestseller Isaac's Storm, has written for "Harper's," "The New Yorker," " The Atlantic Monthly," and "Time," where he is a contributing writer. He is a former staff writer for "The Wall Street Journal." He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and assorted pets, including a golden retriever named Molly.
    Review quote
    "Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating." --"Chicago Tribune ""A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramtic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction."" --The New York Times ""So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already." --"Esquire ""Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair."--"USA Today ""As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find."--"San Francisco Chronicle ""Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come."--"Entertainment Weekly ""A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul."--"Chicago Sun-Times "
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    Bringing Chicago circa 1893 to vivid life, Erik Larson's spellbinding bestseller intertwines the true tale of two men--the brilliant architect behind the legendary 1893 World's Fair, striving to secure America's place in the world; and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction.