Lewis H. Lapham

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  • Analysis Of Open To Inspection By Lewis H. Lapham

    The issue I will discuss is spies by Lewis H. Lapham. My whole life I’ve wondered if there are people who live in the shadows that gather information on our country’s enemies and even spy on the average citizen. I think every person should be concerned with being spied on it’s an invasion of privacy and breaks the rights we have as humans. It bothers me that there is a group of people that knows everything yet we only get told what they want us to know. The two main articles I will discuss are “Open to Inspection” by Lewis H. Lapham and “Rise of the Drones” by Rudolph Herzog. If you want to read about James Bond and car chases this is not the article for you. “Open to Inspection” by Lapham focuses on one of the biggest branches of bureaucracy…

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  • The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson

    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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  • The Devil In The White City Summary

    Webster Mudgett) uses his skills of manipulation, charm, and deceit to commit several crimes, including theft, insurance fraud, and murder during the 1893 Chicago World 's Fair. Herman Webster Mudgett was a notorious criminal, responsible for hundreds of deaths, however he was not completely at fault. Many serial killers, themselves, are victims of traumatic events or a psychological disorder. For them, killing is vital for their survival and something they can’t control. In the Devil in the…

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  • Analysis Of The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson

    Erik Larson, the author of The Devil in the White City, was born on January 3, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York. He studied Russian history at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated at the top of his class. One year later, Larson enrolled at another Ivy League School, the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he graduated in 1978. After starting his career as a journalist for The Bucks County Courier Times in Pennsylvania, he worked for The Wall Street Journal, Time…

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  • Devil In The White City

    Sometimes, he would fill the hotel rooms with gas and his guests would silently die in their sleep, or he would use chloroform soaked rags and suffocated them to death. After he murdered his guests, he would then burn their bodies at the bottom of the hotel’s basement. From these crimes, Holmes is said to be one of America’s first known serial killers (Larson, 2003). Furthermore, building the fair was a long and brutal process since it had to be completed in a short about of time. Daniel H.…

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  • Daniel Burnham

    to turn his building into the World's Fair Hotel, which undergoes another construction project. The addition of a kiln in the basement allows easy disposal of Holmes's victims. While Holmes stays in Chicago many people, especially women, went missing during the fair, have mountains of debt, and commits fraud. Before he could be discovered Holmes leaves Chicago but was caught in Philadelphia for an insurance fraud, which is where Detective Frank Geyer was able to investigate all of Holmes crimes…

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  • What Was Churchill's Response To The Pre-Great War

    The biggest reforms Churchill brought involved the education of naval officers, the progressive switch from coal to oil as the main source of fuel for ships, the “bigger is better” mentality when it came to ships and gunnery, and more accurate gunnery by means of adapting to technological advancement. Churchill was shocked that officers did not have to study or pass an exam on naval warfare and that no British officer had contributed anything to naval literature. Churchill was also outraged and…

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  • Inciting Event

    Inciting Event In 1893 the whole of United States celebrates the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the America's and the World's Columbian Exposition opens to waiting public. In the nearby Chicago community of Englewood resides a businessman, a doctor, and the United States first documented serial killer, Dr. H.H. Holmes. First Plot Point As the trains which shall overwhelm Chicago with tourist and people seeking new opportunities so is it occupied by predators…

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  • Ted Bundy And Serial Killers

    H. Homes. H.H. Holmes was America 's first serial killers during the 1893 Columbian Exposition and Holmes would lure his victims into his elaborate "murder castle." Holmes took over a Chicago pharmacy and built it into an elaborate maze of death traps, these death traps had gas jets to asphyxiate his victims, trapdoors and chutes where he could move the bodies down to the basement which allowed him to burn his victims (Biography). Holmes was eventually captured and hanged in 1896. Holmes was…

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  • Analysis Of The World's Fair

    The World’s Fair in Chicago brought in extraordinary depth to the United States. The atmosphere was filled with magic, madness, heaven—even sin. As the World’s Fair showcased prosperity and affluence, it concealed gruesome secrets of the United States’ first known serial killer: H.H. Holmes. With an estimated 200 murders, Holmes claimed his victims without causing any suspicion, and without any apparent motive. Although Holmes’ motives were never clarified, it is evident that he possessed three…

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