I read The Devil in the White City, too. I loved it. I thought the parts about the planning of the fair might be a little stale, but they were just facinating. The author paints such a vivid picture of what Chicago was like in those days.
"I read The Devil in the White City, too...."
I have that book and MUST read it -- I bought it long ago when we Freepers were ordering books from Amazon to knock someone off Amazon's #1 spot (can't remember who -- maybe Hilly or Billy) by ordering titles in Amazon's #2-5 positions.