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Book Review: The Devil the the White City

22 Sep

My husband I are both literary nerds, him being an English teacher and me being, well, me.  On long road trips we like to read aloud or listen to audiobooks to pass the time.  About a month ago, we took a road trip to Indiana for a wedding and started The Devil in the White City but wern’t able to finish it.  Now, we’re in Iowa for a friend’s wedding and we finished it on the way here!  So, sitting at the hotel room desk, I’m writing to you on the book and how I liked it.

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

Today, the World’s Fair of 1893 in Chicago might seem like ancient history.  Some of the things introduced at the fair are a part of our daily lives; right now I’m writing this next to an incondescent light bulb using alternating current.  For breakfast, my husband ate shredded wheat.  Both of these were first introduced at the Chicago Columbia Expedition.