I think Erik Larson is my new favorite writer. This is narrative non-fiction about the 1893 Chicago World's Fair; not inherently interesting, but I swear, I couldn't put this book down. The engineering feats that had to be achieved... It's amazing. The "Devil" is H.H. Holmes-- a serial killer taking advantage of the potential for money and victims that the World's Fair presents. Book Club, Magic, Erik Larson, Change America, Excel Book, Favorite Book, Historical Fiction, True Stories, White Cities
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