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Thunderstruck

Autor: Erik Larson
Editorial: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
Edición/Formato:   Libro : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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  Leer más
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Género/Forma: Creative nonfiction
Biography
Case studies
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
Larson, Erik.
Thunderstruck.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
(OCoLC)654787691
Persona designada: Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9781400080663 1400080665
Número OCLC: 67392598
Notas: Maps on lining papers.
Descripción: ix, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenido: The mysterious passengers --
Ghosts and gunfire --
Betrayal --
Secrets --
An inspector calls --
The finest time --
Pursuit by thunder --
Epilogue : into the ether --
Coda : voyager.
Responsabilidad: 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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