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Thunderstruck by Erik Larson ISBN 13: 9781400080663

ISBN 10: 1400080665

Hardcover; New York: Crown, October 24, 2006; ISBN-13: 978-1400080663

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. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Larson, Erik

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Larson, Erik

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Crown, 2006. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.

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Crown. Hardcover. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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Erik Larson

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Larson, Erik

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Erik Larson

Crown. Used - Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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Erik Larson

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Larson, Erik

New York: Crown, 2006. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Used, with light reading wear. Previous owner's name and address stamped in the front free endpaper otherwise clean. First Edition, First Printing. Includes Bibliography, Index, and map endpapers.

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Larson, Erik

Crown, 2006-10-24. Hardcover. Very Good. First edition.

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Larson, Erik

Crown. Hardcover. 1400080665 . . New. 2006.

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Thundertruck

Erik Larson

This unmarked and possibly gently read book is bright clean and fresh. The DJ has slight flaring, nominal edge wear and a very small bottom spine tear.Nice clean book. Almost like new (CO)

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Larson, Erik

New York: Crown Publishers. Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2006. Hardcover. 1400080665 . 1St Edition, 2Nd Printing; 1400080665. .

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