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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 2, I Want You At Once Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 2, I Want You At Once Summary

The young engineer resubmitted his idea for the object comparable to the Eiffel Tower. With this submission, he included the names of investors, men on his board and the fact that he would finance it himself. He is awarded the concession to build his design. The engineer who is awarded the concession is George Washington Gale Ferris.

Part 2, I Want You At Once Analysis

Human perseverance is again the theme. Ferris kept trying until he succeeded. He refused to compromise on the design, so he compromised by financing it himself, and getting the backing of others in his field. He is similar to Burnham, Olmsted and Holmes, in that he plans, refuses defeat and in the end hopes to see his plans come to fruition.

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