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When Chicago Went Classical

Andrew Saint: A serial killer and the World’s Fair, 1 April 2004

Devil in the White City 
by Erik Larson.
Bantam, 496 pp., £7.99, April 2004, 0 553 81353 6
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... a worn-out East Coast swept the entire fair, with ruinous consequences. So runs the old complaint. Erik Larson will have none of this. For him, the risks, the fears, the adrenalin and the suffering bound up in the making of the fair prove the worth of Chicago’s culture, whether it faced forward or back. The main burden of his book is the tale of the ...

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