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Le Diable dans la ville blanche

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Le Diable dans la ville blanche by Erik LARSON Book Summary:

Un homme construit le paradis sur Terre, l'autre y fait régner l'enfer. 1893 : l'Exposition universelle de Chicago est l'occasion pour les États-Unis de montrer leur puissance au reste du monde. Au cœur de cet événement sans précédent, le célèbre architecte Daniel H. Burnham, créateur du premier gratte-ciel, à qui revient la tâche de créer une cité de rêve, la Ville blanche. On attend près de 30 millions de visiteurs, de nombreuses personnalités, parmi lesquelles Houdini, Frank Lloyd Wright ou Thomas Edison. Mais, dans l'ombre de l'Exposition, une autre figure accomplit de bien plus noirs desseins : H. H. Holmes, un jeune médecin apparemment bien sous tous rapports, en réalité l'un des tueurs en série les plus terrifiants de l'histoire du crime, sur la piste duquel se pressent un inspecteur d'une incroyable tenacité et une étrange association, le Whitechapel Club. Vendu à plus d'un million d'exemplaires outre-Atlantique, bientôt porté à l'écran avec Leonardo DiCaprio, ce document bénéficie d'une construction et d'un sens de l'intrigue dignes des plus grands auteurs de thrillers. Une formidable histoire où l'on constatera, une fois de plus, que la réalité dépasse toujours la fiction.

The Devil in the White City

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The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson Book Summary:

An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett.

Summary of the Devil in the White City

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Summary of the Devil in the White City by Abookaday Book Summary:

Warning This is an independent addition to The Devil in the White City, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson, published in 2002, is an historical work centered on the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. More specifically, the focus of the author centers on two men and their accomplishments during this pivotal moment in the history of America's new modern era. The first is the chief architect of the fair, Daniel Burnham, whose vision shaped the fair, and by extension, the architectural aesthetic of modern cities more broadly speaking for the generations that followed. His story is one of the power of creation fueled by persistence in the face of obstacles. The second focus of the book is America's first known serial killer, Dr. H. H. Holmes, whose acts of evil during the time of the World's Fair would manifest a destructive power that lived in the shadows of metropolitan anonymity. This review offers a detailed summary of the main themes raised in this historical work. In general the summary follows the structure of the book, which is largely presented in chronological order, alternating between the main historical figures central to the story. However, parts of the summary are presented in an order that deviates slightly from that of the book in order to preserve the continuity and readability of the facts presented. The summary is followed by an analysis. Larson is both an accomplished journalist and historical novelist. He has written four New York Times bestselling books. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine as a staff journalist. He has been a contributing author to The Atlantic, Harper's, and The New Yorker. His academic background includes a bachelors in Russian history, language and culture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in journalism from Columbia University. Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America

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Summary and Analysis of The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Worth Books Book Summary:

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Devil in the White City tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Erik Larsons book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter summaries Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson: The Devil in the White City is the electrifying true story of the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago—and the serial killer who used it as his hunting ground. Meticulously researched and brimming with fascinating historical details, Larson’s bestselling book is a powerful amalgam of historical narrative and a true crime thriller. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.

Lore -

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Lore - by Aaron Mahnke,Amélie Foulatier Book Summary:

Tueurs en série, voleurs ingénieux, meurtriers psychopathes, criminels en tous genres... Les rubriques de faits divers regorgent d’histoires sordides, glauques et sanglantes qui nous font frémir. Sans que l’on puisse s’en empêcher, elles nous passionnent, nous marquent. De William Brodie, le célèbre criminel qui inspira L’Étrange Cas du docteur Jekyll et de Mr Hyde en passant par Bela Kiss, un homme au hobby pour le moins macabre, découvrez une collection de faits divers tous plus sinistres les uns que les autres. Soyez prévenus, vous en perdrez le sommeil...

Serial Killers (Ned)

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Serial Killers (Ned) by Stéphane Bourgoin Book Summary:

Ouvrage de référence, traduit dans le monde entier, cette édition revue et augmentée pour la quatrième fois est le résultat d'une trentaine d'années de recherches sur ces criminels qui tuent en série sans mobile évident, mais sous l'emprise de pulsions sexuelles le plus souvent ; et qui commettent leurs forfaits en toute impunité pendant des mois, voire des années. Stéphane Bourgoin a pu s'entretenir avec plus de soixante-quinze de ces serial killers dans les prisons de hauté sécurité du monde entier. Cannibales, comme Ottis Toole ou le pédophile sud-africain Stewart Wilken ; psychotiques, tel Gary Heidnik, dont le cas inspire le personnage de Buffalo Bill dans Le Silence des agneaux ; ou Richard Chase et James Riva, authentiques vampires modernes ; femmes criminelles, comme Martha Beck ou Christine Falling ; tueurs d'enfants à l'exemple de John Joubert et Albert Fish ; nécrophiles et chasseurs de têtes, à l'image de Gerard Schaefer et Ed Kemper qui sert de modèle au Hannibal Lecter de Thomas Harris ; étrangleurs de prostituées à la façon d'Arthur Shawcross, tous expriment les mêmes fantasmes sanglants - et une absence totale de remords. Grâce à de nombreux séjours à l'étranger, l'auteur a pu rencontrer les agents spéciaux du FBI chargés d'étudier ces assassins hors norme, ainsi que des profilers du monde entier qui utilisent une approche psychologique et des bases de données informatiques pour résoudre les enquêtes. Leurs conclusions sont confrontées à l'avis des plus grands psychiatres dans le domaine. L'ouvrage est complété par de nouveaux entretiens et portraits de tueurs, un cahier-photo revisité, une étude sur la "détection de la sérialité", par le colonel de Gendarmerie Joël Vaillant et par une étude sur les nouvelles méthodes d'investigation informatique du FBI.

Les Passagers de la foudre

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Les Passagers de la foudre by Erik LARSON Book Summary:

Le nouveau chef d'œuvre de l'auteur de Dans le jardin de la Bête. Une invention qui va révolutionner le monde. Une des plus grandes poursuites criminelles de l'histoire. Le nouveau chef-d'œuvre d'Erik Larson. 1910, Londres. Un respectable médecin, Harvey Crippen, met fin à un mariage insupportable en assassinant sa femme, une flamboyante chanteuse d'opéra. Lorsque naissent les premiers soupçons, Crippen, accompagné de sa maîtresse, prend un bateau, le SS Montrose, à destination du Québec. Sur ses traces, un inspecteur de Scotland Yard qui, grâce à une invention toute récente de Marconi, la communication sans fil, va permettre au grand public de suivre, par médias interposés, cette incroyable poursuite en haute mer. Dans cet exceptionnel document historique, Erik Larson nous conte en parallèle les aventures de Marconi et du Dr Crippen – dont le destin fascina tant Alfred Hitchcock qu'il s'en inspira pour de nombreux films, en particulier Fenêtre sur cour – et nous donne un tableau saisissant des débuts du monde moderne. Captivant de la première à la dernière page, Les Passagers de la foudre passionnera autant les amateurs d'histoire que les adeptes d'enquêtes policières. " Une nouvelle réussite de Larson ! Comme dans son précédent livre, il s'attaque à un fait historique peu connu et en fait de l'or. Une véritable alchimie ! " The New York Times " Le don véritable qu'a Larson de restituer une époque et des personnages captivants fait des Passagers de la foudre une lecture irrésistible. " The Washington Post

Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version

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Writing: A Manual for the Digital Age, Brief, Spiral bound Version by David Blakesley,Jeffrey L. Hoogeveen Book Summary:

WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Quest

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The Quest by Daniel Yergin Book Summary:

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize provides an essential, overarching narrative of global energy, the principal engine of geopolitical and economic change A master storyteller as well as a leading energy expert, Daniel Yergin continues the riveting story begun in his Pulitzer Prize–winning book, The Prize. In The Quest, Yergin shows us how energy is an engine of global political and economic change and conflict, in a story that spans the energies on which our civilization has been built and the new energies that are competing to replace them. The Quest tells the inside stories, tackles the tough questions, and reveals surprising insights about coal, electricity, and natural gas. He explains how climate change became a great issue and leads readers through the rebirth of renewable energies, energy independence, and the return of the electric car. Epic in scope and never more timely, The Quest vividly reveals the decisions, technologies, and individuals that are shaping our future.

Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions

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Film Remakes, Adaptations and Fan Productions by K. Loock,C. Verevis Book Summary:

A dynamic investigation of processes of cultural reproduction – remaking and remodelling – which considers a wide range of film adaptations, remakes and fan productions from various industrial, textual and critical perspectives.

Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society

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Outrage: Art, Controversy, and Society by R. Howells,A. Ritivoi,J. Schachter Book Summary:

A study of controversy in the arts, and the extent to which such controversies are socially rather than just aesthetically conditioned. The collection pays special attention to the vested interests and the social dynamics involved, including class, religion, culture, and - above all - power.

Maiden Tribute

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Maiden Tribute by Grace Eckley Book Summary:

Maiden Tribute: A Life of W. T. Stead This journalist who communicated with his Senior Partner instantaneously, whose ecumenical advance beyond his epoch still startles his readers, throughout his life retained his Whitmanesque individualism and rugged speech. W. T. Stead frequently scoffed at the Anglican Sunday prayers that instructed God how to direct the affairs of the world. If God did not comply, it was not for want of pious instruction. Anglicans were wanting, and most of his late Victorian-Edwardian world was Anglican. W. T. Stead (1849-1912) was a Nonconforrmist with and without the capital n. Had he been born with a wooden spoon in his mouth, it meant only that God needed his help to make the world silver. He never ceased to believe the world could be made silver, for mankind in general was anonymously, even though sluggishly, contributing to the infinite ascending spiral traced by the finger of God between the universe and the ideal. Clearly, the position of women in the 1870s was far from the ideal, remote from the privileges selfishly guarded by men. Taking a cue from his mother who campaigned against the Contagious Diseases Actswhich punished women but not men for transmitting syphilishe determined to bring women nearer the honors of Mary the Mother and Mary the Magdalen, for these two women stand out against the gloom of the past radiant as the angels of God, and yet the true ideals of the womanhood of the world. Such appeared implausible. Everywhere he saw in the streets wretched ruins of humanity, women stamped and crushed into devils by society . . . . And the children nursed in debauchery, suckled in crime, predestined to a life of misery and shame! Mrs. Josephine Butler already knew that Britains leadership would not assist: in the grandest house of the kind in Paris, are to be seen portraits of all the great men who had frequented themdiplomatists, generals, and English Lords . . . . The brothel-keeper put a cross underneath the portrait at each visit, to mark the number of visits made to the house by these great men! Before he visited London, the export of English girls for State-regulated prostitution in Brussels imposed upon Stead a sense that he was destined to write an Uncle Toms Cabin on The Slavery of Europe. The burden is greater than I can bear. But if it is ultimately to be laid on my back, God will strengthen me for it. If I have to write it I shall have to plunge into the depths of the social hell, and that is impossible outside a great city. Even high-minded seekers of justice found the social hell a place they could not venture into. Initiating research for The Maiden Tribute of Modern Babylon, Stead took counsel with civic powers Lord Carnarvon, John Morley, Arthur Balfour, Henry Labouchere among others, and Sir Charles Russell, who declined an invitation to see for himself because as leader of the English Bar he could not play the rle of a detective in a house of ill-fame. As the shocking series of four daily exposes neared its close, why others had not done Steads work was explained by Benjamin Scott, the City Chamberlain who had prompted Stead to take up the cause: We had not the ability or the opportunity that Stead possessed, and lacked the courage. Stead had begun the Maiden Tribute with a complaint against British society, that chivalry was dead and Christianity effete. Benjamin Waugh praised him after the fact: The spirit of both survives in you to-day. Stead accomplished his goal: passage of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, still in force today. Why the British sent him to jail for passing the first child protection law is graced with the word technicality. Branded both a saint and a filthy ex-convict, Stead continued to use his journalistic strength to achieve justice for citizens; in the 1890s he turned to internationalism. Lobbying for arbitration for settling international disputes, he crafted a memorial calling for li

Urban Space and Cityscapes

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Urban Space and Cityscapes by Christoph Lindner Book Summary:

From the verticals of New York, Hong Kong and Singapore to the sprawls of London, Paris and Jakarta, this interdisciplinary volume of new writing examines constructions, representations, imaginations and theorizations of 'cityscapes' in modern and contemporary culture. With specially-commissioned essays from the fields of cultural theory, architecture, film, literature, visual art and urban geography, it offers fresh insight into the increasingly complex relationship between urban space, cultural production and everyday life. This volume draws on critical urban studies and moves beyond familiar cultural representations of the city by considering urban planning and architecture. Organized under three inter-related themes - image, text and form - essay topics range from the examination of cyberpunk skylines, pagan urbanism and the cinema of urban disaster, to the analysis of iconic city landmarks such as the twin towers, the London Eye and the Judisches Museum Berlin. Covering a diverse range of cities, including Berlin, Chicago, Jakarta, Johannesburg, Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Paris, and Venice, this fantastic resource for students, scholars and researchers alike, works expertly at the intersections of visual, material, and literary culture.

Buffalo Bill's America

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Buffalo Bill's America by Louis S. Warren Book Summary:

Explores the life and times of the colorful Pony Express rider, trapper, Civil War soldier, professional buffalo hunter, Indian fighter, cavalry scout, actor, and dime-novel hero within the social and cultural context of his era.

World Authors, 2000-2005

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World Authors, 2000-2005 by Jennifer Curry Book Summary:

Representing a broad range of ethnic diversity, these in-depth profiles present fascinating accounts of lives and careers, the circumstances under which works were produced, and their literary significance. Each profile also includes critical evaluation, a list of the author's principal works with date first published, a list of major critical works, and a portrait or photograph where available.

Lusitania 1915, la dernière traversée

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Lusitania 1915, la dernière traversée by Erik LARSON Book Summary:

Erik Larson raconte avec virtuosité la tragédie du Lusitania, un épisode crucial et trouble de la Première Guerre mondiale. 1er mai 1915. Tandis que la Première Guerre mondiale entame son dixième mois, le Lusitania, luxueux paquebot britannique, quitte New York pour rejoindre Liverpool. Près de 2 000 passagers profitent des équipements modernes de ce navire puissant et rapide surnommé " le lévrier des mers ". L'Allemagne a classé en zones de guerre les mers entourant l'Angleterre mais le capitaine, William Thomas Turner, connait les règles interdisant les attaques de bateaux civils. Dans le périmètre du paquebot, à bord du sous-marin allemand U-20, le Kapitänleutnant Walther Schwieger décide néanmoins de passer outre ces règles. Le 7 mai, les deux vaisseaux progressent vers Liverpool et les pièces du puzzle – notamment l'orgueil, un brouillard fortuit et un secret bien gardé – s'assemblent pour produire l'un des pires désastres de l'histoire. Avec un sens de l'intrigue digne des plus grands thrillers, Erik Larson nous embarque dans l'atmosphère suffocante du sous-marin, éclairant d'une lumière inédite ces faits historiques qui contribuèrent à faire entrer les États-Unis dans la Première Guerre mondiale. Nous vivons l'exaltation, la peur, la panique... La réalité dépasse toujours la fiction.

Books Out Loud

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American Spirit

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Library Journal

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Library Journal by Melvil Dewey,Richard Rogers Bowker,L. Pylodet,Charles Ammi Cutter,Bertine Emma Weston,Karl Brown,Helen E. Wessells Book Summary:

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Urban Land

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