The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson

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  • In the late 19th century, there lived two men. One was the creator of  Chicago's World Fair. The other man was a murderer. The two never formally met, but take it as a parasitic relationship. 
  • Chicago back in the late 1800's was a dark place. Very advanced though in their technology. There were a lot of illnesses and materials weren't as advanced as they were today. Though, Chicago at the time was thriving with many people who wanted to work because of the fair. So many people traveling for it.
  • How did H.H.Holmes do it to lure so many young women into killing them? H e used Burnham's fair o bring them, gain their trust and finally turn them into his prey. He's been doing it years, and it was known for Chicago to have a number of missing people.
  • Though on Burnham's side, it wasn't easy to build such a large fair in two years. Burnham had to deal with deaths (of his colleagues and his employees), natural disasters, and not enough time. Burnham had many downs to get to a very successful fair. 
  • What the author really wanted for us reader's to learn was just about a great historical moment for the U.S. but also how it had a dark side to it all. A lot of facts were given for us to learn and have engraved within us. 
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