Between the covers of this book lies two completely different stories, intertwined because of proximity. Both of them really happened. Readers who enjoy American history, stories about Chicago, architectural marvels, or terrifying true crime murder mysteries will find something attractive in The Devil in the White City.
The connective force in all these little stories is, of course, The World’s Fair that took place in Chicago. In many ways, it is astounding that this Fair ever made it into existence.