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H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil / Adam Selzer.

By: Selzer, Adam [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]Copyright date: ©2019Description: xii, 440 pages, 8 unnumber pages of plates illustrations 21 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1510740848; 9781510740846.Subject(s): Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896 | Since 1875 | Serial murderers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography | Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 1875- | Illinois -- Chicago | EngelskaGenre/Form: Biography. | Case studies. | History. | True crime stories.DDC classification: 920.7 Other classification: Lz Holmes, H.H
Contents:
Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A: Victims -- Appendix B: Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett.
Summary: A detailed historical account of the serial killer calls on never before examined primary documents to reveal how he managed to take advantage of the crowds drawn by the 1893 World's Fair to create his own castle of horrors.Summary: "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"--Amazon.com.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [399]-432) and index.

Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A: Victims -- Appendix B: Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett.

A detailed historical account of the serial killer calls on never before examined primary documents to reveal how he managed to take advantage of the crowds drawn by the 1893 World's Fair to create his own castle of horrors.

"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"--Amazon.com.


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