The Devil in the White City

The Devil in the White City

by

Erik Larson

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The Devil in the White City: Part 3, Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Summary
Analysis
Prendergast senses that he is about to receive his promotion from Mayor Harrison. He writes a letter to W.F. Cooling, a worker in a newspaper building. He tells Cooling that when he becomes corporation counsel, Cooling will be his assistant.
Prendergast is mentally unstable, but he’s not harmless – he has a considerable ego, and is willing to treat other people as if they’re beneath him.
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