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Erik Larson, author of "Devil in the White City," published by
Crown.

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Good and evil at the Chicago World's Fair

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 was a place of wonder and discovery. Shredded wheat and Cracker Jack made their debuts there. Villages from distant cultures in Africa and Europe were reconstructed. The fair, nicknamed "The White City," occupied 1 square mile and drew more than 27.5 million visitors during its six-month run.

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