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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness in the Fair That Changed America - Part 3, Worry Summary & Analysis

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Worry Summary

The attendance at the Exposition was over 200,000 people for Independence Day, but dropped drastically within the next few days. Burnham had to raise attendance if bankers were going to be satisfied enough not to take over the Exposition and ruin it. Burnham knew that Millet needed to draw attention and hoped the trains would lower their rates. Burnham watched as more businesses failed and wondered how he was going to get the necessary number of people to attend to keep the Exposition under his control

Part 3, Worry Analysis

Burnham feels the financial strain and the overwhelming sense that bankers will ruin his Exposition. He is looking to everyone else to solve the problem with attendance except himself. He wants the trains to lower fares, and Millet to draw the crowds. He does not see any other answer to his problem.

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