A dynamic, enveloping book. . . . Relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramtic effect of a novel. . . . It doesn't hurt that this truth is stranger than fiction.
So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already.
Another successful exploration of American history. . . . Larson skillfully balances the grisly details with the far-reaching implications of the World's Fair.
Engrossing . . . exceedingly well documented . . . utterly fascinating.
Paints a dazzling picture of the Gilded Age and prefigure the American century to come.
A wonderfully unexpected book. . . . Larson is a historian . . . with a novelist's soul.
In a style that is suspenseful as well as entertaining, Larson shows us how both our highest aspirations and our most loathsome urges figured in the creation of the modern world.
Embedded . . . [with] treasures of description and anecdote. . . . Larson has crafted a work of excellence, not just suspenseful but historically informative in the best bedtime-story way. An ultra-satisfying read.
"Enthralling narratives that fully transport the reader into the past. An unqualified success."
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