Book Byte February April 2021
Devil in the White City
You know who the serial killer is from the beginning of the book. Does this cause anticipation for the rest of the story or does it ruin it for you?
How was Holmes able to get away with so many murders without becoming suspect?
What is the essential difference between men like Daniel Burnham and Henry H. Holmes? Are they alike in any way?
Burnham, architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Ferris, and Holmes were all visionaries in their own ways. Discuss what drove each of these men, whether they were ever truly satisfied, and how their lives ultimately ended.
In what ways does the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 change America? What lasting inventions and ideas did it introduce into American culture?
What satisfaction can be derivedfrom a nonfiction book like The Devil in the White Citythat cannot be found in novels?