I've read Erik Larson's "Devil in the White City" (serial killer loose at the Chicago World's Fair
around the turn of the century) and "Thunderstruck" (cops chase murder suspect
with help of the newly invented wireless). Enjoyed both.
On my nightstand is Laron's book on the deadly hurricane that hit Galveston in 1900.
And of course Galveston is getting hammered again right now ...
Anyway ... this is sure to be a good read, and it's in the news, so thought I'd put it out there.