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Thunderstruck

Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: New York : Three Rivers Press ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
History
Named Person: Guglielmo Marconi; Hawley Harvey Crippen; Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi, marchese; Hawley Harvey Crippen; Guglielmo Marconi
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9781400080670 1400080673
OCLC Number: 148836996
Description: ix, 463 p. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: The mysterious passengers --
Ghosts and gunfire --
Betrayal --
Secrets --
An inspector calls --
The finest time --
Pursuit by thunder --
Epilogue : into the ether --
Coda : voyager.
Responsibility: Erik Larson.

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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.

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