Tuesday, October 12, 2010

a little Face & a Book

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On to the book...
What do : Cracker Jack, Shredded wheat, a ferris wheel and a serial killer have in common?
                                                        The Chicago Worlds Fair

I just finished reading The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I had heard about this book earlier from a few friends of mine that had read it, but didn't really catch on to really wanting to read it until my Dad was reading it and kept telling me about it. I really enjoy an author that makes history fun and that has done his research and you really find that with this book. He talks about the construction (and the destruction) of the Chicago Worlds fair along side the story of America's first serial killer, H.H. Holmes. It's intense, fun, exciting, creepy (I'm a big scaredy cat so I chose to skip a few chapters that he focused on Holmes) and hard to put down. I found it AMAZING how much was put into the building of the worlds fair and all the things that we still have today that came from it: electric lights, cracker jack, shredded wheat, the pledge of allegence was written for the opening ceremonies of the fair and the Effiel Tower, that was built for Frances world's fair, America tried to beat it out by building ...the ferris wheel (which was alot different then what we have today).
It makes me wish that the buildings and structures were still around today - what an amazing fair!

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