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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 1, The Necessary Supply Summary & Analysis

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Part 1, The Necessary Supply Summary

In August of 1886, Herman Webster Mudgett arrived in Chicago. He walked the streets of a Chicago suburb, Englewood, and planned his strategy for the city. He was a handsome man, with blue eyes and a moustache. He liked and was even a little impressed with the growth of Chicago. He was even more impressed with the inability of the law enforcement to keep up with the growth.

As a teacher, Holmes had made little money and as a doctor, he made less. He contacted a friend from medical school, who was doing no better, and they planned their first scheme to make some money through insurance fraud. Even though it seemed impossible, the scheme worked. A landlord of Holmes' stated that Dr. Holmes had plenty of money. During this time, Holmes was married to Clara Lovering on...

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