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Book Club Gears Up for Spring

FEB. 5, 2007--Lisa Pillow of the UW-River Falls Chalmer Davee Library will lead Lion's Paw Book Club discussion on "The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America," by Erik Larson on Feb. 14 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the second floor breezeway of the Chalmer Davee Library.

Larson's book centers around the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, and focuses on two men in alternating chapters: Daniel H. Burnham, who overcame his partner's death and other obstacles to complete the fair's pinnacle "White City;" and H.H. Holmes, a serial killer believed to have killed up to 200 people in his "World's Fair Hotel," constructed with a gas chamber and crematorium. The eerie juxtaposition between the two men makes for a fascinating historical read.

Anyone is welcome to attend, and need not have read the books to sit in. All books used for discussion are available in the University Bookstore and several copies are also within the library's collection.


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