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Title:
BOOK CLUB IN A BAG : The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
Author:
Creighton, Margaret S., 1949- , author.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Physical Description:
10 books (332 p., illustrations, maps), 1 audiobook (8 CDs) in a bag ; 22 x 16 x 8 in. + laminated sheets.
Summary:
"The 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly, awry. In 1901, Buffalo, New York, the eighth biggest city in America, wanted to launch the new century with the Pan American Exposition. It would showcase the Western hemisphere and bring millions of people to western New York. With Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, promoters believed it would be bigger, better, and--literally--more brilliant than Chicago's White City of 1893. Weaving together narratives of both notorious and forgotten figures, Margaret Creighton unveils the fair's big tragedy and its lesser-known scandals."--Provided by publisher.
General Note:
Bag contains 10 paperback copies of the book, 1 CD audiobook, and laminated reading guide and contents sheets.

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Language:
English
Contents:
Prologue -- Rainbow City -- Summer in the city -- The favored guest -- The blood-colored temple -- The emergency -- The rise and the fall -- Aftershock -- Freefall -- The escape of the Doll Lady -- The elephant -- The timekeepers.
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