Seeing these picture brings back memories of one of my favorite “pop history” books, Devil in the White City (this links to my book review).
Here is a quote from my own review:
The entire book is fascinating. It crosses paths with other themes of American history, including electrification, architectural competitions, urban planning, mechanical engineering, public relations, the Ferris Wheel — even Walt Disney is mentioned.
If you can think of other books that do as good and as entertaining a job in combining social history with the history of science and engineering, please let me know by commenting below!
Copyright (c) 2008 by Dennis D. McDonald