Dun dun dun!
"Only Poe could have dreamed the rest" - Introduction
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood."--Burnham (one of the main architects)
"'I was born with the devil in me,'" he wrote. "I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing."
"The White City had drawn men and protected them; the Black City now welcomed them back, on the eve of winter, with filth, starvation, and violence." - The white city referencing the fair (all the buildings were painted white) and the black city representing the industrialized and crime riddled Chicago.
This was a very interesting piece of history and Im glad I picked it up, although I was surprised at the dryness of the chapters detailing the murderer... Still interesting! These events occured just a fwe years after London was shocked with Jack the Ripper.