The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America
Why this book?
Erik Larson tells the parallel stories of the men who built the World’s Fair in Chicago, the man who would assassinate Chicago’s mayor at the end of it, and the serial killer, H.H. Holmes, who killed women during it. It’s a nonfiction book that reads like a novel but has enough details to satisfy the most ardent history-lover.