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The Devil in the White City

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The Devil in the White City is Erik Larson's historical non-fiction book that intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Explore a character analysis of Daniel H. Burnham, plot summary, and important quotes.


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