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Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
« Reply #150 on: April 27, 2009, 09:03:42 pm »
Hey, any excuse to recommend an Erik Larson book is OK with me. The Devil in the White City is also fantastic--that was the first of his I read:



This is also very very good, about the first really bad hurricane to hit Galveston...not available on Kindle:


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    Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
    « Reply #151 on: April 29, 2009, 08:06:55 pm »
    Hey, any excuse to recommend an Erik Larson book is OK with me. The Devil in the White City is also fantastic--that was the first of his I read:


    I'll second the reccomendation for "Devil in the White City." I read it just before I got my Kindle because I found the DTB on a take me and read me shelf at a local medical office waiting room. I thought that he told the story very skillfully, transposing information on the Chicago Exposition with the H.H. Holmes story. I had a couple of strange association moments reading it. I grew up in the Chicago Suburbs and spent many happy hours at the Musuem of Science and Industry, which is in one of the original exposition buildings. The other moment had to do with a three line mention of H.H. Holmes having very briefly worked as a psychiatric aide at the Norristown State Hospital ... I do not work for that agency, but the hospital I work in is on the NSH property.
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    Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
    « Reply #152 on: April 30, 2009, 04:07:22 am »
    I'll third The Devil in White City. I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it.
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    Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
    « Reply #153 on: April 30, 2009, 03:00:19 pm »
    I read The Devil in White City long ago in hardback DTB and bookcrossed it (released it in the wild).. very good book!  There was a documentary/movie on tv recently.

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    Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
    « Reply #154 on: April 30, 2009, 03:18:07 pm »
    Seamonkey,  hi to a fellow bookcrosser!  I've had an active shelf since 2005, I think.
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    Re: Books Recommended by our Members - April 2009
    « Reply #155 on: May 01, 2009, 03:58:44 am »
    For the May Recommended books thread, click here:

    https://www.kboards.com/index.php/topic,7406.0.html

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