Analysis Of The Book ' The Devil At The White City Traces The Period Of Chaos ``

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Erick Larson’s The Devil in the White City traces the period of chaos that took place in building the World’s Fair and the moment of pride that followed. Published in 2003 in New York, this book also displays the evil that worked behind all of the effort to expose America’s architecture to the world. In his book, Larson demonstrates America’s strive and desire to successfully host the 1893 World’s Fair. Larson tries to illustrate America’s stamina and endurance despite all of the troubles that accompanied the construction of the fair. This book exhibits America’s determination to surmount all of the dilemmas that occurred. Despite the weather conditions and the unfinished look of the fair, Burnham and his peers were able to get the job done and make the fair successful. Larson surely chose this topic to reveal a piece of history not famously known by many citizens. In his book, Larson combines the story of America’s success in hosting the fair along with the serial killer that took advantage of the fair to adequately teach readers America’s history without losing their attention. The plot of Dr. H. H. Holmes is what kept the whole story moving as well as what kept it far from boring. The use of foreshadowing in the plot of Holmes motivates the reader to keep reading. Erik Larson’s intention was to try and expand upon the importance of Columbus to America. Trying to commemorate the discoveries of Columbus, the World’s Columbian Exposition was constructed. Another goal of this…

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