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The Resource The devil in the white city : murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America, by Erik Larson

The devil in the white city : murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America, by Erik Larson

Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the white city
Title remainder
murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America
Statement of responsibility
by Erik Larson
Title variation
Murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both
Cataloging source
GZD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Credits note
Producer and director, Dan Musselman
Dewey number
364.1523
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV6248.M8
LC item number
L37 2003ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Brick, Scott
  • Random House Audio Publishing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Audiobooks
  • Architects
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America, by Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Control code
ocn163202351
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 56 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780736692304
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2148
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60au9k
  • 40au9k
System control number
(OCoLC)163202351
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic and madness and the fair that changed America, by Erik Larson
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Control code
ocn163202351
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 56 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780736692304
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHCD 2148
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
  • 60au9k
  • 40au9k
System control number
(OCoLC)163202351
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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