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.
Mullins: All right. Let's hit the road. Ashburn: I gotta change. Mullins: What's the with your pant suit? Ashburn: It's pajamas. Mullins: Well excuse the s* out of me. I didn't realize you slept in a f'ing tux. Go ahead. Get your top hat.
Brandon Sanderson did this with his Mistborn series. The night was feared by many, buy the mists were a force of good and brought power, while the daylight brought vulnerability and in the end, immense, destructive heat.