The World's Columbian Exposition–The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 by Norman Boltin and Christine Laing
This is a photographic history of the grand expo, which honored the 400 anniversary of Columbus's voyage to America, held on 600 acres of reclaimed swampland along the south shore of Lake Michigan from April to October 1893. Some 28 million visitors vieewed dozens of architectural wonders and 65,000 exhibits from all over the world. The centerpiece of this glittering "White City" was the debut of the first Ferris Wheel with its giant gondolas that held 20 people each.
8½" x 11" 166 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#427 Columbian Expo $21.95

 The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
The author of Isaac's Storm tells the spellbinding true story of two men, an architect and a serial killer, whose fates were linked by the greatest fair in American history: the Chicago World's Fair of 1893, nicknamed "the White City." The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's director of works and builder of the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" near the fairgrounds–a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber and 3,000-degree crematorium.Holmes used the fair and his own stanic charmes to lure scores of young women to their death."
6½" x 9½" 448 pages, index, hardbound
#428 Devil in White City $25.95

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