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The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair, Margaret Creighton

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The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
Title
The electrifying fall of Rainbow City
Title remainder
spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Creighton
Title variation
Spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The 1901 Pan American Exposition in Buffalo, meant to herald the twentieth century, went tragically, spectacularly, awry. In 1901, Buffalo, New York, the eighth biggest city in America, wanted to launch the new century with the Pan American Exposition. It would showcase the Western hemisphere and bring millions of people to western New York. With Niagara Falls as a drawing card and with stunning colors and electric lights, promoters believed it would be bigger, better, and--literally--more brilliant than Chicago's White City of 1893. Weaving together narratives of both notorious and forgotten figures, Margaret Creighton unveils the fair's big tragedy and its lesser-known scandals. From a deranged laborer who stalked and shot President William McKinley to a sixty-year-old woman who rode a barrel over Niagara Falls, to two astonishing acts--a little person and an elephant--who turned the tables on their duplicitous manager, Creighton reveals the myriad power struggles that would personify modern America. The Buffalo fair announced the new century, but in ways nobody expected"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Creighton, Margaret S.
Dewey number
607/.3474797
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McKinley, William
  • Pan-American Exposition
  • Pan-American Exposition
  • Exhibitions
  • Spectacular, The
  • Scandals
  • Buffalo (N.Y.)
  • Buffalo (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair, Margaret Creighton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Rainbow City -- Summer in the city -- The favored guest -- The blood-colored temple -- The emergency -- The rise and the fall -- Aftershock -- Freefall -- The escape of the Doll Lady -- The elephant -- The timekeepers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780393247503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018256
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 357486
  • (HPL)227639
  • 357486
Label
The electrifying fall of Rainbow City : spectacle and assassination at the 1901 World's Fair, Margaret Creighton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Prologue -- Rainbow City -- Summer in the city -- The favored guest -- The blood-colored temple -- The emergency -- The rise and the fall -- Aftershock -- Freefall -- The escape of the Doll Lady -- The elephant -- The timekeepers
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780393247503
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016018256
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 357486
  • (HPL)227639
  • 357486

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