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  • Pamela Moore

    Nonfiction that reads like historical fiction. One of my favorite books!

  • Kim Schmidt Photo

    Follows a true story of the 1893 Chicago's World Fair where a serial killer lurked unbeknowst to unsuspecting woman. Fascinating and riveting!

  • Jen Olson Moore

    The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, by Erik Larson. Incredibly interesting Chicago history.

  • Jill Molter

    Devil in the White City. Book Club Choice. Sure did learn a lot about the World's Fair.

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