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Author Creighton, Margaret S., 1949- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    607.3474 CRE    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description 332 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 284-315) and index.
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."--Provided by publisher.
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.
Subject Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.).
Pan-American Exposition (1901 : Buffalo, N.Y.) -- Biography.
Exhibitions -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century.
Spectacular, The -- Social aspects -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century.
McKinley, William, 1843-1901 -- Assassination.
Scandals -- New York (State) -- Buffalo -- History -- 20th century.
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780393247503 (hardcover)
0393247503 (hardcover)

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