The Devil in the White City - WikipediaReading about B. Burnham's construction of the fair during a time of deadly diseases, grotesque environmental conditions and bank failures was certainly enlightening, but most intriguing for me was erection of the monstrous "Ferris" Wheel with enclosed glassed-in seats. And this dude Dr. Picture a young, handsome prosperous man with mesmerizing big blue eyes who is in fact an evil psychopath, sniveling cheat and conniving polygamist. This devil incarnate killed on a whim and caused turmoil in so many families with his slithering knack of preying on the weak and vulnerable; and while I wasn't too surprised at the naivety of the young women, the men falling for his sleazy schemes really shocked me. This work of non-fiction is jam-packed with interesting facts, faces and descriptive details that are too numerous to even begin to mention here, but now, whenever I see Cracker Jack, I'll sure remember where it originated.
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Although previously set as a potential directing vehicle for Scorsese, with DiCaprio likely to star, the project has transformed into a limited series for Hulu. For those unfamiliar with Erik Larson's historical page-turner, the book tells the dueling stories of two ambitious men: Daniel H. Burnham, the architect of the World's Fair in Chicago, and H. Holmes, who capitalized on the city's sudden growth to become one of America's first — and most prolific — serial killers. While you've undoubtedly read, or at least heard, of Holmes' deeds , you may be less familiar with this turning point in American history — and why Scorsese and DiCaprio are the perfect team to do it justice on the small screen.
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That sounds like a fun and lighthearted read! Meet H. He's handsome. He's suave. He's got a big house in Chicago. He's the definition of a lady-killer. The literal definition.
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