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Thunderstruck

Verfasser/in: Erik Larson
Verlag: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
Ausgabe/Format   Buch : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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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  Weiterlesen…
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Gattung/Form: Creative nonfiction
Biography
Case studies
Physisches Format Online version:
Larson, Erik.
Thunderstruck.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
(OCoLC)654787691
Name: Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9781400080663 1400080665
OCLC-Nummer: 67392598
Anmerkungen: Maps on lining papers.
Beschreibung: ix, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Inhalt: The mysterious passengers --
Ghosts and gunfire --
Betrayal --
Secrets --
An inspector calls --
The finest time --
Pursuit by thunder --
Epilogue : into the ether --
Coda : voyager.
Verfasserangabe: Erik Larson.
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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.

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