The Electrifying Fall Of Rainbow City Spectacle And Assassination At The 1901 World S Fair

Author: Margaret Creighton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393247503
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The Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, New York, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly awry.

In 1901, Buffalo was the eighth-largest city in the United States, and its leaders had big dreams. They would host a world’s fair, showcasing the Americas, and bring millions of people to western New York. With nearby Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, they hoped the fair would be more popular and more brilliant, literally, than Chicago’s White City of 1893.

The Exposition opened with fanfare; its wonders, both strange and magnificent, dazzled the public. Then tragedy struck. In the early autumn of 1901, an assassin stalked the fairgrounds, waiting for President William McKinley. That was shocking enough, but there were more surprises in store. A female daredevil captivated crowds by trying to ride a barrel over Niagara Falls. Apache leader Geronimo startled visitors with a controversial performance. And a showman called the Animal King, the self-proclaimed star of the Midway, announced that one of his acts, the smallest woman in the world and the fair’s “mascot,” had been kidnapped. Then he staged the attempted electrocution of an elephant.

In this extraordinary account, Margaret S. Creighton lifts the curtain on the assassination of McKinley as well as on the fair’s lesser-known battles, involving both notorious and forgotten figures. In a story that is by turns suspenseful, heartrending, and triumphant, she reveals the myriad power struggles that not only marked the Exposition but shaped the new century.

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Mckinley Murder And The Pan American Exposition

Author: Roger Pickenpaugh
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476625913
Size: 68.30 MB
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This new treatment of the McKinley assassination is the first to focus on the compelling story of the Exposition: its labor and construction challenges; the garish Midway; the fight for inclusion of an accurate African-American display to ...

The Turk

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780425190395
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Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial ...

The Woodchipper Murder

Author: Arthur Herzog
Publisher: Arthur Herzog III
ISBN: 0595183549
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" Helle Crafts was last seen on November 18, 1986. In the style of a brilliant detective novel, Arthur Herzog skillfully re-creates the hour-by-hour circumstantial details that inform this grisly true-crime narrative.

Murder Machine

Author: Gene Mustain
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101665882
Size: 36.27 MB
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Now complete with personal revelations of one of the key players, this is the savage story that leaves no corpse unturned in its terrifying telling. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS From the Paperback edition.

They All Laughed

Author: Ira Flatow
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060924152
Size: 46.93 MB
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An enlightening and fun look at scientific discoveries and the often wacky and accidental ways in which they have led to some of the most important inventions--by award-winning journalist Ira Flatow.

Inside The Machine

Author: Megan Prelinger
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393083590
Size: 11.43 MB
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Cultural historian Megan Prelinger offers a visual tour of this dynamic era, which saw advances and practical revolutions in automation, bionics, computer language, and even cybernetics.

Random Winds

Author: Belva Plain
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473627591
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From a quiet turn-of-the-century village in upstate New York to war-torn London, from the bedsides of the rural poor to the life-and-death urgency of a New York hospital, comes a powerful epic of three generations of doctors in one family.


Author: Gordon Corera
ISBN: 9781681771540
Size: 49.47 MB
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The previously untold and previously highly classified story of the conflux of espionage and technology, with a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the internet age."

Mother Love Deadly Love

Author: Anne McDonald Maier
Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
ISBN: 9780312951269
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Prim and pretty, Wanda Ann Holloway led the perfect life.