"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.

"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.

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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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.

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

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

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Dead Wake by Erik Larson | Hardcover | chapters.indigo.ca | #MostAnticipated

Dead Wake by Erik Larson | Hardcover | chapters.indigo.ca | #MostAnticipated

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

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

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Because I like the idea of non-fiction books.

Because I like the idea of non-fiction books.

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Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

Their fates were linked by the magical Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, nicknamed the “White City” for its majestic beauty. Architect Daniel Burnham built it; serial killer Dr. H. H. Holmes used it to lure victims to his World’s Fair Hotel, designed for murder. Both men left behind them a powerful legacy, one of brilliance and energy, the other of sorrow and darkness.

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Thunderstruck. By Erik Larson - Books - Review - The New York Times

Thunderstruck. By Erik Larson - Books - Review - The New York Times

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY -Fascinating book about Chicago's 1893 World's Fair interwoven with the story of a little-known serial killer

THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY -Fascinating book about Chicago's 1893 World's Fair interwoven with the story of a little-known serial killer

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