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Thunderstruck

Autore: Erik Larson
Editore: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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  Per saperne di più…
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Genere/forma: Creative nonfiction
Biography
Case studies
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Larson, Erik.
Thunderstruck.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
(OCoLC)654787691
Persona incaricata: Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9781400080663 1400080665
Numero OCLC: 67392598
Note: Maps on lining papers.
Descrizione: ix, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: The mysterious passengers --
Ghosts and gunfire --
Betrayal --
Secrets --
An inspector calls --
The finest time --
Pursuit by thunder --
Epilogue : into the ether --
Coda : voyager.
Responsabilità: 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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