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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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. This book masterfully combines the true stories of a serial killer and the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. All spoken words are verified from written sources, but?

“Not since I read Erik Larson’s Dead Wake have I had such an edge-of-my-seat immersion into historical events. [...] No study of Alexander Hamilton would be complete without reading this book.” -Karen White, New York Times bestselling author From the New York Times bestselling authors of America’s First Daughter comes the epic story of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton--a revolutionary woman who, like her new nation, struggled to define herself in the wake of war, betrayal, and tragedy. Haunting…

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by [Dray, Stephanie, Kamoie, Laura]

Not my favorite Erik Larson (though I do love his previous work) http://www.sarahsbookshelves.com/nonfiction/dead-wake-by-erik-larson-a-tale-of-two-books/

Dead Wake by Erik Larson: A Tale of Two Books

New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an.

This post may contain affiliate links.A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”In Thunderstruck, Erik …

Thunderstruck

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of

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

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

Erik Larson’s “In the Garden of Beasts” — an American Ambassador and his family in Hitler’s Berlin

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.

The Devil In The White City by Erik Larson-Historical fiction set at the Chicago World's Fair. Learned alot about architecture and Chicago World's Fair . Also a crime novel about the first Chicago serial killer.

The Devil in the White City

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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson— intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.

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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania

In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson - In a compelling historical narrative, Larson follows the first American Ambassador Dodd under the Nazi regime and his high-spirited daughter Martha as they observe the Pre-war changes in German society.  So well written, I felt like an invisible presence in their lives.  Challenge- nonfiction

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Another great Larson book. Very interesting to see how this mild-mannered ambassador dealt with what was a crumbling society in Germany. Have loaned my copy to three people so far, and they really liked it.

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**** In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin. The American Ambassador and his family in Berlin prior to WWII. By Erik Larson.

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is a work of non-fiction which takes the reader on a thrill ride through history. Larson combines the true stories of two men whose paths seemingly should have had no connection to one another. Each man’s tale highlights important events not only in their own lives but in society as well. Crown | October...

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson is a work of non-fiction which takes the reader on a thrill ride through history. Larson combines the true stories of two men whose paths seemingly should have had no connection to one another. Each man’s tale highlights important events not only in their own lives but in society as well. Crown | October...

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson -- How was Hitler allowed to ascend to power? This is the fascinating true story of Martha Dodd and her father William Dodd, the American ambassador to Germany in the 1930s, and their roles in Berlin society as the Nazis made their final ascent to total control.

In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler`s Berlin

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