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Erik's Picks

A passionate student of history, language, and art, Erik is a published poet and is always working on (or, at least, thinking about) many different projects at once. He hopes to continue traveling and writing for as long as he is able.

The Devil in the White City, by Erik Larson

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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780375725609
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Published: Vintage - February 10th, 2004

This amazing book follows the lives of two men, one a legendary architect, the other an infamous serial killer, as their lives intersect at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Larson also examines America itself: how the United States changed from isolationist ex-colonies to an imperial & cosmopolitan powerhouse, and what those changes mean for a country on the precipice of one of the most tumultuous centuries in human history.

River of Doubt, by Candice Millard

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The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780767913737
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Published: Anchor - October 10th, 2006

Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of America's larger-than-life icons, and the legend - and humanity - of the man have never been captured as well. Charting the 26th President's journey down an unmapped section of the Amazon river, Millard's novelistic approach to her source material draws the reader into Teddy's last great adventure.


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