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10 Nonfiction Books That Will Define the Conversation in 2015

READ: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson (Current Best Seller)

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Cold Cases: Icy Books Offer Relief From The Heat

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. New York Times best seller. This book masterfully combines the true stories of a serial killer and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (so many "firsts" and connections to later acheivements of well know men). All spoken words are verified from written sources, but it reads like a fast-paced novel. Larson paints an incredible picture of the time period.

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Erik Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’

"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.

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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. This isn't my favorite of Larson's books; however, it is an interesting look at the development of Marconi's wireless and the politics behind the success/failure of the invention, while also weaving in the story of Crippen, a man who murdered his psychologically abusive wife, which is what made wireless popular, when many doubted its usefulness.

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania

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The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage)

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Top Ten Tuesdays — 10 Non-fiction Books for the Novel Lover

Because I like the idea of non-fiction books.

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Erik Larson’s Gripping Account of Pre-War Germany: In The Garden of Beasts

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (Crown Publishers, ISBN 0609608444) is a 2003 non-fiction book by Erik Larson presented in a novelistic style. The book is set in Chicago circa 1893, intertwining the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair, and Dr. H.H. Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their death in his elaborately constructed "Murder Castle."

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14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2015

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson | 14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2015

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