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

Erik Larson
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Epilogue, The Fair Summary

The Exposition influenced people until the 1950s and perhaps beyond. Americans wanted their cities pretty and clean, and believed it could be done since the White City had done it. Burnham went on to become one of the first urban planners and environmentalists. In later in life, he developed diabetes and colitis. Sullivan began drinking heavily and only designed 25 buildings from 1895 - 1922. He held a grudge against Burnham and blamed him for many of his problems. Even when writing his memoirs, he faulted Burnham.

Epilogue, The Fair Analysis

Working on the Exposition did not ensure fame, as Sullivan finds out. Burnham promises his wife that he will slow down, but does not, becoming a much sought after urban planner. He achieves his recognition by the number of cities who want his help. He finds contentment.

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