The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 Worlds Fair

The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 Worlds Fair

by Margaret Creighton

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393354799
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 11/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 319,958
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Margaret S. Creighton is the author of The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History, a finalist for the Lincoln Prize, and other works. She is a professor of history at Bates College and lives in Maine.

Table of Contents

Prologue 1

1 Rainbow City 9

2 Summer in the City 30

3 The Favored Guest 50

4 The Blood-Colored Temple 74

5 The Emergency 95

6 The Rise and the Fall 127

7 Aftershock 140

8 Freefall 162

9 The Escape of the Doll Lady 188

10 The Elephant 216

11 The Timekeepers 238

Acknowledgments 275

Illustration Credits 279

Notes 283

Selected Bibliography 309

Index 317

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The Electrifying Fall of Rainbow City: Spectacle and Assassination at the 1901 World's Fair 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Painterly More than 1 year ago
Ms. Creighton writes an immersing book that places you right on the streets of Buffalo during the 1901 Worlds Fair. As a reader, you can hear the crowds, smell the carnival food and feel the city energy as it places itself in the spotlight for the new century. The lives of many swirl, circle and converge in Buffalo during that exposition. Not all are there to do good. I loved the details and richness presented by the author. Looking forward to her next book!
MollyM More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. It is a fascinating account of unplanned events, both disastrous and triumphant, during the 1901 world's fair in Buffalo, NY. Creighton skillfully weaves several parallel and very different narratives that intersect compellingly throughout the book. She creates a cohesiveness and immediacy that make you feel as though you are part of the times and the events being recorded. It is an historical account at its best - well paced, well researched, with true characters that are stranger than fiction, and a story that grabs you from the first few pages and compels you to read long after you should have turned out your light.