I recently finshed the hostorical book The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. I wanted to use the term historical novel, or historical something that implied the feeling of this read. It's a fantastic book, nothing like the average history read, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. It's the story of the winning, planning, building and execution of the 1893 World's Fair in Chicago. One quarter through the book and I felt like I was reading something that would have a surprise ending, and I had to stop myself from doing research on the internet so that I wouldn't spoil the end for myself. I've never been so fascinated by history as I was by this book, and it inspired me to learn more about the turn of the century. Here I go!