The Resource Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Label
Thunderstruck
Title
Thunderstruck
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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, an era of séances, science, and fog, 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.--From publisher description
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
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186230
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
364.152309421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crippen, Hawley Harvey
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Telegraph, Wireless
Target audience
adult
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-443) and index
Control code
ocm67392598
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 463 p.
Isbn
9781400080663
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006011908
Other control number
9781400080663
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-443) and index
Control code
ocm67392598
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
ix, 463 p.
Isbn
9781400080663
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2006011908
Other control number
9781400080663
Other physical details
ill., maps

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