I just finished reading this the other day (thanks to the Mom for giving me her copy)... so, Chicago's big plan to "out-Eiffel" the Eiffel Tower was the invention of the FERRIS WHEEL?? Really? This is the best the US could muster? A carnival attraction?
Otherwise the book was okay, but I did find the story telling between the tale of HH Holmes and the planners/architects of the World's Fair to be a bit disjointed.
Hmpf. Next on our list? Well, I was planning on trying to re-read Eat, Pray, Love (loved the movie, by the way)... but I also have The Monster of Florence and One Day. We'll see what comes first.