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Thunderstruck

作者: Erik Larson
出版商: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2006.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 傳記 : 英語 : 1st ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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類型/形式: Creative nonfiction
Biography
Case studies
其他的實體格式: Online version:
Larson, Erik.
Thunderstruck.
New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
(OCoLC)654787691
提及的人: Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi
資料類型: 傳記, 網際網路資源
文件類型: 圖書, 網路資源
所有的作者/貢獻者: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9781400080663 1400080665
OCLC系統控制編碼: 67392598
注意: Maps on lining papers.
描述: ix, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
内容: The mysterious passengers --
Ghosts and gunfire --
Betrayal --
Secrets --
An inspector calls --
The finest time --
Pursuit by thunder --
Epilogue : into the ether --
Coda : voyager.
責任: 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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