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The devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America

Author: Erik Larson; Scott Brick
Publisher: Santa Ana, CA : Books on Tape, ℗2003.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Biographies
Biography
Case studies
History
Named Person: Daniel Hudson Burnham; Herman W Mudgett; Daniel Hudson Burnham; Herman W Mudgett
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Larson; Scott Brick
ISBN: 9780736692304 0736692304 9780739343814 0739343815
OCLC Number: 51741221
Notes: Unabridged.
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Performer(s): Read by Scott Brick.
Description: 12 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Evils imminent --
Prologue, aboard the Olympic (1912) --
Frozen music (Chicago, 1890-1891) --
An awful fight --
In the white city --
Cruelty revealed (1894-5) Property of H.H. Holmes --
Epilogue, the last crossing.
Responsibility: by Erik Larson.

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Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds. Burnham overcame great obstacles to build his White City; Holmes used the attraction to lure women to their deaths.

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