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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
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Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. This is a rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both
Cataloging source
UOK
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
other
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PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
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Brick, Scott
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  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Burnham, Daniel Hudson
  • World's Columbian Exposition
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murders
  • Architects
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
general
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Label
The devil in the white city : [murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America], Erik Larson
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Publication
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  • Title from disc label; subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 24 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739343814
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9780736692304
  • 9780739343814
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 6099-CD
  • RHCD 2148
  • CB546
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51741221
  • (Sirsi) o51741221
  • (TMQ) o51741221
  • 282278
  • 1748643
  • 2183607
  • 2776486
  • 2944596
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
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Label
The devil in the white city : [murder, magic and madness at the fair that changed America], Erik Larson
Publication
Note
  • Title from disc label; subtitle from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
analog electrical storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
12 audio discs (14 hr., 24 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780739343814
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • s
Other control number
  • 9780736692304
  • 9780739343814
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
  • 6099-CD
  • RHCD 2148
  • CB546
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51741221
  • (Sirsi) o51741221
  • (TMQ) o51741221
  • 282278
  • 1748643
  • 2183607
  • 2776486
  • 2944596
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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