Book Discussion on The Devil in the White City

Mr. Larson talked about his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, published… read more

Mr. Larson talked about his book, The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America, published by Crown Publishers. In the book Mr. Larson juxtaposes the stories of architect Daniel Burnham and serial killer Dr. Henry H. Holmes. Both men played an historic role in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Mr. Larson talked about what life was like in Chicago in 1893 and described what it was like to be at the fair. He also discussed why he decided to write the book and how he did his research. Following his presentation, Mr. Larson took questions from members of the audience close

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Book Discussion on The Devil in the White City

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160746-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Mar 1, 2003
Last Aired:
Jan 10, 2011

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  • Mar 01, 2003 | 11:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 02, 2003 | 7:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 23, 2003 | 5:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 28, 2003 | 8:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 29, 2003 | 12:46am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Nov 01, 2006 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 08, 2011 | 12:01pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 09, 2011 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 10, 2011 | 1:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
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