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catherine-jac... | Honors

Posted February 11, 2010 at 5:25 AM via web

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Does anyone have some suggestions for a good thesis statements for a book critique about The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson? 

I am also looking for a document that can explain the components of a book critique-not for an English class, but a history class.

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scarletpimpernel | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 11, 2010 at 10:28 PM (Answer #1)

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Here's a suggestion for a thesis statement:

Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City focuses on a single serial killer during Chicago's preparation for the world fair to shed a broader light on the seediness and underbelly of the city during America's turn-of-the-century time period.

In regards to a book critique in a history sense, you need to focus more on how Larson's book comments on American culture, and specifically on medical experimentation in Chicago during the early 1900s. 

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