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Erik Larson
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"Cities began to see it as a prize to be coveted, mainly for the stature it would confer, stature being a powerful lure in this age when pride of place ranked second only to pride of blood." Part 1, Page 16

"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood." Part 1, Page 26

"He broke prevailing rules of casual intimacy. He stood too close, stared too hard, touched too much and long and women adored him for it." Part 1, Page 36

"At one point half of the city's detective force was involved in investigating disappearances, prompting the chief of the city's central detective unit to announce he was considering the formation of a separate bureau, 'a mysterious disappearances department.'" Part 1, Page 102

"'I was born with the devil in me,'" he wrote. "I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can...

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