Women's International Shipping & Trading Association

WISTA USA’s Great Lakes – Midwest Chapter’s Book Club

October 15, 2021

In preparation for the 2022 WISTA USA AGM in Chicago, please join us in reading Devil in the White City:  Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson.

The No. 1 New York Times bestseller about the architect who led the construction of the great Chicago World’s Fair of 1893, and the prolific serial killer who used the fair as a lure. Just blocks from the fairgrounds, the killer built a hotel of horrors equipped with an acid vat, dissection table and crematorium. The book won an Edgar Award for best fact-crime writing, and was a finalist for a National Book Award. In November 2010, Leonardo DiCaprio acquired the rights to make a feature film based on Devil, and has stated he plans to play the role of the killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes.

Please contact Co-President Kirsten Buccigrossi (kbuccigrossi@gmail.com) for a possible virtual connection.


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