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

Erik Larson
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Part 3, Toward Triumph Summary

With three weeks left in the Exposition, Carter Harrison declared Chicago Day at the Exposition and urged businesses to close for the day. Chicago Day's attendance was approximately 750,000, breaking the Paris record for World's Fair attendance. The attendance that day also created enough revenue for the Exposition Company to start paying off all of its debt.

Burnham's triumph would reach its climax during the Closing Day Ceremony. Everything was done; the Exposition had been a success,even with all the problems that have faced Burnham from the conception of the Exposition until the day of its closing.

Part 3, Toward Triumph Analysis

Human resilience prevails. With all the setbacks, challenges, criminal charges and obstacles, Burnham's dream is finally realized. He has succeeded where others thought he would fail. He has helped Chicago succeed and proven to the United States and...

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