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H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil

Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed historical account of the serial killer calls on never before examined primary documents to reveal how he managed to take advantage of the crowds drawn by the 1893 World's Fair to create his own castle of horrors.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Case studies
True crime stories
Named Person: Herman W Mudgett; Herman W Mudgett
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Selzer
ISBN: 9781510713437 1510713433
OCLC Number: 979413723
Description: xii, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Mudgett --
Swindler --
Victims --
A World's Fair hotel --
Holmes goes west --
Philadelphia --
On the run --
Mudgett again --
Caught --
The calm before the storm --
Exposed --
Holmes mania --
Dog days of August --
The trial --
After the judgment --
The confession --
The hanging --
Aftermath --
Evolution of a legend --
Appendix A. Victims --
Appendix B. Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett.
Responsibility: by Adam Selzer.

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