The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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Product Details

Price
$30.00  $27.90
Publisher
Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Publish Date
Pages
464
Dimensions
6.3 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 1.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780609608449

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About the Author

Erik Larson is the author of six New York Times bestsellers, most recently The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz, which examines how Winston Churchill and his "Secret Circle" went about surviving the German air campaign of 1940-41. Larson's The Devil in the White City is set to be a Hulu limited series; his In the Garden of Beasts is under option by Tom Hanks for a feature film. He recently published an audio-original ghost story, No One Goes Alone, which has been optioned by Chernin Entertainment, in association with Netflix. His Thunderstruck has been optioned by Sony Pictures Television for a limited TV series. Larson lives in Manhattan with his wife, who is a writer and retired neonatologist; they have three grown daughters.

Reviews

"Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating." -- Chicago Tribune

"A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic 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