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Author Discussion & Signing with Adam Selzer

                               

Author: Adam Selzer  is the host of the Mysterious Chicago blog, podcasts, and tours, and has spent many years researching the more gruesome side of Chicago historycriminals, ghost stories, gangsters, mysteries, and folklore. He regularly writes Chicago history stories for websites such as TimeOut.com and Atlas Obscura, and speaks about it on WGN radio. He lives in Chicago, Illinois. "

 

Title: H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil

America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. 
H. H. Holmes: The True History of the White City Devil is the first truly comprehensive book examining the life and career of a murderer who has become one of America's great supervillains. It reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before, including legal documents, letters, articles, and records that have been buried in archives for more than a century. 
Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer's background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous castle building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes's castle of horror. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes's murder spree based on Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City.

 

 

 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Event address: 
7419 Madison Street
Forest Park, IL 60130
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$26.99
ISBN: 9781510713437
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Published: Skyhorse Publishing - April 4th, 2017

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