Between the Covers

The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

 

“Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.
Daniel H. Burnham” 
― Erik LarsonThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

"They saw even more ungodly things—the first zipper; the first-ever all-electric kitchen, which included an automatic dishwasher; and a box purporting to contain everything a cook would need to make pancakes, under the brand name Aunt Jemima’s. They sampled a new, oddly flavored gum called Juicy Fruit, and caramel-coated popcorn called Cracker Jack. A new cereal, Shredded Wheat, seemed unlikely to succeed—“shredded doormat,” some called it—but a new beer did well, winning the exposition’s top beer award. Forever afterward, its brewer called it Pabst Blue Ribbon.” 
― Erik LarsonThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

"Beside his own person and his own interests, nothing is sacred to the psychopath.” 
― Erik LarsonThe Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America

 

Where: 
Monticello Public Library
Contact: 
Carolyn Seaver 938-4011