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The Resource H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selxer

H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selxer

Label
H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil
Title
H.H. Holmes
Title remainder
the true history of the White City Devil
Statement of responsibility
Adam Selxer
Title variation
True history of the White City Devil
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Herman W. Mudgett, better known by his alias, H.H. Holmes, is considered America's first-- and most notorious-- serial killer. During the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago, the basement of his house in Englewood, Illinois contained a torture chamber with crematory. Mudgett confessed to killing 27 people, but legends say the number may be in the hundreds. Selzer reveals not only the true story but how the legend evolved, taking advantage of hundreds of primary sources that have never been examined before
Summary
Provides an in-depth, detailed, historical account of the serial killer who took advantage of the crowds drawn to the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago to select his victims, many of whom lived in his boardinghouse “castle” of horrors
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10560077
Cataloging source
T7B
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Selzer, Adam
Dewey number
  • 364.152/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.M8
LC item number
S45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Mudgett, Herman W
  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murderers
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
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the true history of the White City devil
Label
H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selxer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A. Victims -- Appendix B. Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett
Control code
ocn979413723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510713437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)979413723
Label
H.H. Holmes : the true history of the White City Devil, Adam Selxer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [389]-422) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mudgett -- Swindler -- Victims -- A World's Fair hotel -- Holmes goes west -- Philadelphia -- On the run -- Mudgett again -- Caught -- The calm before the storm -- Exposed -- Holmes mania -- Dog days of August -- The trial -- After the judgment -- The confession -- The hanging -- Aftermath -- Evolution of a legend -- Appendix A. Victims -- Appendix B. Aliases used by Herman Webster Mudgett
Control code
ocn979413723
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 430 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510713437
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)979413723

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