Hi everyone! If you were able to read this or even just begin it, I hope you have enjoyed the history and story. It was an incredible book recommended to me this summer by one of our local life guards. Wow, I was so impressed with what I was reading. To read the two stories simultaneously really gave the impact of good and evil a more powerful touch.I appreciate the author's use of research. He didn't use the internet but went and found hard copy information. He went and interviewed people and got other sources and information. At times, I felt the historical aspect of how the World Fair came about was a bit long and boring, but it didn't outweigh the incredible story. I wish I had a better review than this, but I think a discussion will be more appropriate for the material.
1893 Chicago World's Fair (Columbian Exposition) main architects and committee
Daniel Hudson Burnham
John Wellborn Root
Frederick Law Olmsted
The cunning, smooth, clever killer, Herman Mudgett
AKA H. H. Holmes
Yes, I really think leo could pull this role off!
His "murder castle"
A few of Holmes's victims:
Benjamin Pitezel (Holmes's partner in insurance fraud) and his family
Columbian World Fair in all it's glory
Inside the Electricity Building
Evening light spectacular
World's first Ferris Wheel
Here is a great summary of the Columbian World Exposition. It also has more photos as well. I look forward to your review!