From the Publisher:
"Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds - a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake." The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before.
- eBooks : Kobo
- Number of Pages : 0464
- Publisher : Vintage Books
- Book Format : Paperback
Return and Tax Policies
We do participate in Rakuten.com Shopping's 45 days return policy, however we ask that you contact us preferably within 7 days of receiving the incorrect shipment so arrangements can be made. You will received detailed return instructions based on your individual case.
You must return your item to ImportCDs for a refund. Please note that items purchased from ImportCDs need to be returned directly to the Address provided on the Shipping/Packing Slip of Importcds and not to Rakuten.com Shopping. Orders returned to Rakuten.com Shopping cannot be processed as a return or for a refund.
To be eligible for a refund, you must return your item to ImportCds in the same condition you received it, and the return must be postmarked within 5 days of when you received it. When writing to us to arrange for a return, please be as descriptive as possible regarding the problem with the merchandise. We kindly ask you to fill in our packing slip (included in your package) and to mark the reason for return.
Returns with no Order-number, cannot be accepted and will not be processed by our returns department.
California state residents are subject to sales tax.