The Devil in the White City

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 9780609608449
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

Author: Worth Books
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 9781504044226
Release Date: 2017-02-21
Genre: True Crime

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Devil in the White City tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Erik Larsons book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City is the electrifying true story of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago—and the serial killer who used it as his hunting ground. Meticulously researched and brimming with fascinating historical details, Larson’s bestselling book is a powerful amalgam of historical narrative and a true crime thriller. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Summary Analysis

Author: Instaread
Publisher: Instaread Summaries
ISBN:
Release Date: 2015-08-15
Genre: True Crime

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson | Summary & Analysis Preview: The Devil in the White City is a book by Erik Larson that takes a close look at The World’s Columbian Exposition, the world’s fair that Chicago hosted in 1893, held in celebration of the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ discovery of America. The fair was tainted by deaths, a serial killer, and an assassination. The lead architect, Daniel Burnham, and the serial killer, Henry Howard Holmes, play pivotal roles in the events that unfolded before, during, and after the fair. In the late nineteenth century, Chicago was a raw city, growing fast, but it was horribly polluted. Fourteen million animals went to their deaths each year in the stockyards. Garbage and manure piled up and typhus, cholera, and other diseases raged. Train and carriage accidents killed several people daily. Fires were even more deadly. The city tallied 800 murders in just the first half of one year… PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of The Devil in the White City • Summary of book • Introduction to the Important People in the book • Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style

H H Holmes

Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781510740853
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Genre: True Crime

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword discussing Holmes' exhumation on American Ripper. H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America’s great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer’s background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous “castle” building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes’s castle of horror, and now includes an afterword detailing the author's participation in Holmes' exhumation on the TV series, American Ripper. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes’s murder spree based on Erik Larson’s The Devil in the White City.

Quicklet on Erik Larson s The Devil in White City A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America

Author: Nayla Wren
Publisher: Hyperink Inc
ISBN: 9781614642619
Release Date: 2012-05-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America is about the making of a great city and the development of two extraordinary, yet utterly disparate, men. The book is set in Chicago just before and during the 1983 Worlds Columbian Exposition (or the Worlds Fair as its more commonly known). Chicago is perched on the precipice of a great transformation, but whether for good or bad remains to be seen Larson tells the story of the fair through the eyes of two men, both brilliant, each representing a different side of the city where they live. Daniel Burnham, a businessman and architect, has a vision of the glorious city Chicago can become. He represents the purity of spirit, innovation and diligence that make Chicago a great city. H. H. Holmes, a charming psychopath who uses the fair to lure his victims, represents the citys darker side. Holmes is as efficient in his killing as the citys slaughterhouses, and as destructive as its frequent fires. As Burnham elevates the citys reputation, Holmes threatens to destroy its burgeoning greatness.

Tiergarten In the Garden of Beasts

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 9783455851076
Release Date: 2013-10-04
Genre: History

Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

Zombie Wars

Author: Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 9783641179236
Release Date: 2016-02-29
Genre: Fiction

„Hemon kann einfach keinen langweiligen Satz schreiben.“ The New York Times Book Review Chicago 2003. Joshua Levin, wohlstandsverwöhntes Kind einer orientierungslosen Generation, lässt sich durch seine Mittdreißiger treiben. Seine einzige Leidenschaft gilt dem Drehbuchschreiben. Mit einer Persiflage auf die Trashkultur und Allmachtsfantasien Amerikas, das sich gerade auf eine weitere Invasion des Irak vorbereitet, will er den Durchbruch schaffen. Doch gerade, als ihn die Inspiration zu einer vielversprechenden Skriptidee ereilt – „Zombie Wars“ – gerät sein Leben aus den Fugen: Nicht nur sein kriegstraumatisierter Vermieter, sondern auch ein eifersüchtiger Ehemann haben es plötzlich auf ihn abgesehen. Joshua hat alle Hände voll zu tun, um seinen Hals zu retten – und wird zu einem Antihelden, wie er ihn selbst nicht hätte besser erfinden können. In seinem neuen turbulenten Roman dringt Aleksandar Hemon tief in die Seele seiner Wahlheimat Amerika und hält ihr provokant und erzählerisch brillant den Spiegel vor.

100 Common Misconceptions about the Devil in the White City

Author: Adam Dilling
Publisher: Lennex
ISBN: 5458991702
Release Date: 2013-04
Genre:

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Political Assassinations and Attempts in US History

Author: J. Michael Martinez
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 9781631440717
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Social Science

The long, dark history of political violence in the United States Violence has been employed to achieve political objectives throughout history. Taking the life of a perceived enemy is as old as mankind. Antiquity is filled with examples of political murders, such as when Julius Caesar was felled by assassins in 44 BCE. While assassinations and assassination attempts are not unique to the American way of life, denizens of other nations sometimes look upon the US as populated by reckless cowboys owing to a “Wild West” attitude about violence, especially episodes involving guns. In this book, J. Michael Martinez focuses on assassinations and attempts in the American republic. Nine American presidents—Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, James A. Garfield, William McKinley, Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan—have been the targets of assassins. President-elect Franklin D. Roosevelt was also a target shortly before he was sworn into office in 1933. Moreover, three presidential candidates—Theodore Roosevelt, Robert F. Kennedy, and George Wallace—were shot by assailants. In addition to presidents and candidates for the presidency, eight governors, seven U.S. senators, nine U.S. House members, eleven mayors, seventeen state legislators, and eleven judges have been victims of political violence. Not all political assassinations involve elected officials. Some of those targeted, such as Joseph Smith, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., were public figures who influenced political issues. But their cases are instructive because of their connection to, and influence on, the political process. No other nation with a population of over 50 million people has witnessed as many political assassinations or attempts. These violent episodes trigger a series of important questions. First, why has the United States—a country constructed on a bedrock of the rule of law and firmly committed to due process—been so susceptible to political violence? Martinez addresses these questions as he examines twenty-five instances of violence against elected officials and public figures in American history.

Killing Jesus

Author: Bill O'Reilly
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 9783426423981
Release Date: 2014-02-26
Genre: Religion

Auf der Grundlage zeitgenössischer Quellen und der biblischen Überlieferung entwerfen die Bestsellerautoren Bill O’Reilly und Martin Dugard ein groß angelegtes historisches Panorama um Leben und Sterben von Jesus von Nazareth. Die Autoren veranschaulichen die umwälzenden Ereignisse, die einen fundamentalen historischen Wandel in Gang setzten – die Christianisierung der römischen Welt.

Der Kommandant und das M dchen

Author: Pam Jenoff
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9783955762018
Release Date: 2013-09-20
Genre: Fiction

Krakau 1941: Die Jüdin Emma muss zusehen, wie ihre Eltern über Nacht in das polnische Ghetto verschleppt werden. Ihr Mann Jacob ist bereits im Widerstand untergetaucht. Emma flüchtet sich in das Haus von Jacobs Tante. Aus der Jüdin Emma wird die Katholikin Anna. Bald aber bekommt sie einen heiklen Auftrag: Der deutsche Wehrmachtsoffizier Georg Richwalder findet Gefallen an dem aparten Mädchen, und diese Sympathie soll sich Anna für den Widerstand zunutze machen. Sie nimmt eine Stelle als Sekretärin im Krakauer Hauptquartier der Deutschen an, schmuggelt Passierscheine nach draußen, bespitzelt ihren Kommandanten. Die Ereignisse spitzen sich zu, als Anna merkt, dass sie sich in einen Mann verliebt hat, der ihr Volk, ihren Mann, ihre Eltern, verfolgt und tötet.

Inside the Murder Castle

Author: Adam Selzer
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
ISBN: 9780738737171
Release Date: 2012-10-08
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Popularized in the bestselling book The Devil in the White City, H. H. Holmes has gone down in history as America’s first—and possibly most prolific—serial killer. A master swindler who changed names about as often as most people change coats, Holmes built a three-story building down the street from the World’s Fair site in Chicago in the early 1890s. Join Chicago paranormal authority Adam Selzer as he separates the truth behind the myth. Did H. H. Holmes really kill 200 people? How did he do it? And why? How did he keep his three wives from finding out about each other? And how did he kill people in such a crowded building without anyone noticing? This e-book includes an excerpt from Adam Selzer's popular book Your Neighborhood Gives Me the Creeps.