Larson's nonfiction book, set against the backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, tells the intertwining stories of fair architect Daniel H. Burnham and serial killer H.H. Holmes, who used a hotel he built near the fairgrounds to lure his victims.
We can't base our actions on what people told us not to do. Otherwise we'd never get anything done.
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The Devil In The White City: Murder, Magic And Madness At The Fair That Changed America
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H.H. Holmes' real name was Herman Webster Mudgett. Holmes used various aliases all the time to commit scams and con women to collect their life insurance and beneficiarie, throughout his life being married to four different women at the same time. The last three were never legal from never actually having been legally separated from his prior spouse/ victim. See more