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THUNDERSTRUCK by  Erik Larson - Signed First Edition - 2006 - from Borg Antiquarian and Biblio.com

THUNDERSTRUCK

by Larson, Erik

Condition: Very Fine/Very Fine


New York: Crown Publishers, 2006. First Edition. Cloth and boards. Very Fine/Very Fine. SIGNED Presentation Copy by the Author, 8vo, black quarter cloth with gilt lettering over blue boards, illustrated with a few B&W photos, Mylar-protected photographic dust jacket by Mary Cairns, map endpapers of London in 1902, [ix] + 463 pages + [1] About the Author. Best-selling author of The Devil in The White City. 2004 Edgar Award winner for Best Fact Crime. "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." SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. Exceptional Content & Condition!

Erik Larson is the bestselling author of the National Book Award finalist and Edgar Award–winning The Devil in the White City . He lives in Seattle with his wife, three daughters, and a dog named Molly.


  • Bookseller: Borg Antiquarian US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 1133
  • Title: THUNDERSTRUCK
  • Author: Larson, Erik
  • Format/binding:Cloth and boards
  • Book condition: Used - Very Fine
  • Jacket condition: Very Fine
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • ISBN 10:1400080665
  • ISBN 13:9781400080663
  • Publisher: Crown Publishers
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 2006
  • Keywords: London, Crispin, Marconi, telegraph, ocean, Scotland Yard, murder
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