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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic & Madness and the Fair that Changed America (Illinois)

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America - Tony Goldwyn, Erik Larson The history of the Chicago World's Fair, with all the famous names that were involved and the drama that surrounded its creation and ultimate conclusion, coupled with the exposure of the diabolical machinations of the "real" madman at the center of the tale, made it an interesting read, although, the premeditated torture and violence were hard to read about and the tension it aroused remains with me, all these years later.
I was surprised to learn that Boston's emerald necklace was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, one of the fair's designers.
Sometimes truth is really stranger than fiction and harder to bear.