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The Resource The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson

Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Title
The devil in the white city
Title remainder
murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Investigative reporter Erik Larson unearths the lost history of the 1893 World's Fair and of a madman who grimly parodied the fair's achievements. The "White City" was a magical creation constructed upon Chicago's swampy Jackson Park by a roster of architectural stars, including Daniel H. Burnham, Frederick Olmstead, and Louis Sullivan. Drawing 27 million visitors in six months, the fair gathered the era's brightest intellectual lights and launched innovations like Juicy Fruit gum, Cracker Jacks, and the Ferris wheel. Nearby, Dr. Henry Holmes built "the World's Fair Hotel," a torture palace to which he lured 27 victims, mostly young women. While the fair ushered in a new epoch in American history, Holmes marked the emergence of the serial killer, who thrived on the forces transforming the country
Accompanying matter
technical information on music
Additional physical form
Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.15/23/0977311
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV6248.M8
LC item number
L37 2003ab
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
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  • Brick, Scott
  • OneClick Digital
  • Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Audiobooks
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Serial murders
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/ocdLogin.aspx?isbn=9780739353011
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:00:05
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739353011
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80728681
  • (OCoLC)ocm80728681
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America, Erik Larson
Link
http://catalog.forsythpl.org/polaris/custom/ocdLogin.aspx?isbn=9780739353011
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 15:00:05
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Evils imminent -- Prologue, aboard the Olympic -- Frozen music -- An awful fight -- In the white city -- Cruelty revealed -- Epilogue, the last crossing
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institutions
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739353011
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System control number
  • (OCoLC)80728681
  • (OCoLC)ocm80728681
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Requires OneClick Digital Media Manager
  • System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
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