Devil in the White City

Necessary Tension

I’ve been asked, often, which phase of the book process I like best: The writing, or the research? I was just now musing on that question, because I have embarked on a new project and once again find myself happily engaged in the hunt for compelling bits of historical detail. That’s not to say that . . .

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Light at the End of the Tunnel, if Not Necessarily in the Skies Over Seattle

Many of you have very kindly offered suggestions to help me drag myself out of the “dark country of no ideas.” You’ve told me about felons in your families, race riots in Tulsa, Okla., sunken ships, and assorted strange events in strange places. One of you suggested I write about the Peace Corps., others have . . .

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The ‘Devil’ is Back…On the New York Times Bestseller List

Erik Larson is very pleased to report that his Devil in the White City, first published in 2003, is back on the New York Times bestseller list, in the nonfiction paperback category. It appeared at a gratifyingly robust no. 8 (out of 20). Erik reports that this is like suddenly seeing a long-lost friend turn . . .

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