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He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. These two disparate but driven men are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century .…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. These two disparate but driven men are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century .
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Seitenzahl: 496
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. April 2004
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 198mm x 129mm x 37mm
  • Gewicht: 338g
  • ISBN-13: 9780553813531
  • ISBN-10: 0553813536
  • Artikelnr.: 12563832
Autorenporträt
Erik Larson is a prize-winning journalist and No.1 bestselling author of Isaac's Storm, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, In the Garden of Beasts and in 2015, Dead Wake - about the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915. He lives in Seattle with his family.
Rezensionen
Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating.   Chicago Tribune

A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn t hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction. The New York Times

"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already."  Esquire

Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World s Fair. USA Today

As absorbing a piece of popular history as one will ever hope to find. San Francisco Chronicle

Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come. Entertainment Weekly

A wonderfully unexpected book. . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist s soul. Chicago Sun-Times