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Released: 2004-02-10

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson


Erik Larson—creator of number one bestseller within the garden of Beasts—intertwines the actual story of the 189three Worldcff0478#three9;s honest and the crafty serial killer who used the cheap to entice his sufferers to their loss of life. Combining meticulous analysis with nail-biting taletelling, Erik Larson has crafted a tale with the entire marvel of newly found out historical past and the thrills of the most productive fiction.

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writer: Erik Larsonpublisher: antiqueBinding: PaperbackLanguage: EnglishPages: 447

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