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The Resource Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Label
Thunderstruck
Title
Thunderstruck
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men - Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication - whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time." "Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners, scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed, and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, "the kindest of men, " nearly commits the perfect crime."--BOOK JACKET
Summary
A portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled to America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication--as the new technology is used to capture a killer
Pace
Tone
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186230
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.1523
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crippen, Hawley Harvey
  • Marconi, Guglielmo
  • Murder
  • Telegraph, Wireless
  • Murderers
  • Ocean liners
  • Murder
Target audience
adult
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041096741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 463 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608466
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000041096741
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 463 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385608466
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., maps, ports.

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