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The Resource H. h. holmes : The True History of the White City Devil., Adam Selzer, (electronic resource)

H. h. holmes : The True History of the White City Devil., Adam Selzer, (electronic resource)

Label
H. h. holmes : The True History of the White City Devil.
Title
H. h. holmes
Title remainder
The True History of the White City Devil.
Statement of responsibility
Adam Selzer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
America's first and most notorious serial killer and his diabolical killing spree during the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, now updated with a new afterword discussing Holmes' exhumation on American Ripper.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. Though Holmes has become just as famous now as he was in 1895, a deep analysis of contemporary materials makes very clear how much of the story as we know came from reporters who were nowhere near the action, a dangerously unqualified new police chief, and, not least, lies invented by Holmes himself. Selzer has unearthed tons of stunning new data about Holmes, weaving together turn-of-the-century America, the killer's background, and the wild cast of characters who circulated in and about the famous "castle" building. This book will be the first truly accurate account of what really happened in Holmes's castle of horror, and now includes an afterword detailing the author's participation in Holmes' exhumation on the TV series, American Ripper. Exhaustively researched and painstakingly brought to life, H. H. Holmes will be an invaluable companion to the upcoming Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio movie about Holmes's murder spree based on Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City
Summary
Provides an in-depth, detailed, historical account of the serial killer who took advantage of the crowds drawn to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago to select his victims, many of whom lived in his boardinghouse “castle” of horrors
Writing style
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10560077
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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Selzer, Adam
Dewey number
364
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
  • History
  • True Crime
Target audience
adult
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the true history of the White City devil
Label
H. h. holmes : The True History of the White City Devil., Adam Selzer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3015060
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781510740853
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D856EA25-3818-4B00-A2E3-9DBDCCD56C6C
Label
H. h. holmes : The True History of the White City Devil., Adam Selzer, (electronic resource)
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=100279&titleID=3015060
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781510740853
Isbn Type
(electronic bk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
D856EA25-3818-4B00-A2E3-9DBDCCD56C6C

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