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Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius, Madness, Murder, and the 1939 World's Fair on the Brink of War

2 Ratings: 3.0
A book by James Mauro

FormerCosmopolitanexecutive editor Mauro tries to underscore the irony of the 1939–1940 New York World's Fair, with its theme of world unity, opening on the brink of world war. But Mauro has multiple narratives, moving erratically between the … see full wiki

Author: James Mauro
Genre: History, Science
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about Twilight at the World of Tomorrow: Genius,...
review by . August 07, 2010
If you're like me, and you've read Erik Larson's fine work The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America, you'll feel a bit of deja vu at reading this book. Like that one, it takes place at a World's Fair (1939 in this case), and has a subtitle that's very similar. Larson's book was a fascinating piece of work that I had a tough time putting down. This book... wasn't.    "Twilight at the World of Tomorrow" doesn't involve Team Jacob …
review by . July 20, 2010
This book was billed as the next Devil in the White City. It does have a lot of interesting historical information about the development of Flushing Meadows Park in New York that would generally interest a New Yorker. However, a lot of that information would probably bore anyone not from the area.    While Erik Larson had a magical way of describing how a miracle of building was pulled off to develop the Chicago Fair and having a compelling tale of one of the first US serial …
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