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9781400080663 - Thunderstruck by Erik Larson

ISBN 10: 1400080665

Hardcover; New York: Crown, October 24, 2006;

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world's "great hush"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.With his superb narrative skills, Erik Larson guides these parallel narratives toward a relentlessly suspenseful meeting on the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate. Thunderstruck presents a vibrant portrait of an era of seances, science, and fog, inhabited by inventors, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives, all presided over by the amiable and fun-loving Edward VII as the world slid inevitably toward the first great war of the twentieth century. Gripping from the first page, and rich with fascinating detail about the time, the people, and the new inventions that connect and divide us, Thunderstruck is splendid narrative history from a master of the form.From the Hardcover edition.


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Crown, 2006-10-24. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. near fine/Near Fine. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, 463 pages, map endpapers, black and blue boards. A near fine, clean, neat hard cover first edition with light shelf wear and rubbing at the edges, binding tight, paper cream white. In a near fine, light edge worn dust jacket with the original price present

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Crown. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2006. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1400080665 . 1.73 x 9.29 x 6.3 Inches; 480 pages .

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New York: Crown Publishers. Bk: faint damp stain last Index page ; Near Fine in As New dust jacket 2006. First Edition. Hardcover. Parallel narratives of Marconi inventing the wireless and Crippen commiting the near-perfect crime; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 463 pages .

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