Although I've traveled to Chicago many times on business, I wanted to learn more about the city that will host the NFPA conference this June. So I just bought a copy of "The Devil In the White City" by Erik Larson. Published in 2003, the book tells the true story of two men: the architect behind the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, and a serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death.
Inside the dust jacket, the San Francisco Chronicle raves, "Readers will soon forget that Larson's work is nonfiction and, instead, imagine that they are holding a fictional page-turner." The book has also been recommended by several friends, and I'm anxious to get started.
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- Mike Hazell