What do you think of Frederick Law Olmsted in "The Devil in the White City"?
Unfortunately you asked more than one question, so I edited out the rest. In Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City , there is a consistent clash of ideas between true geniuses in their respective fields. It should not be surprising to learn that visionaries do not always see things in similar ways or that they are generally unwilling to compromise their vision for the greater good. The circumstances of this event, a World's Fair which must be superlative in every way, required men with all kinds of talents to come...
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