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Thunderstruck [playaway]

By Erik Larson

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Devil in the White City, a true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”

In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson 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 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 murder.

With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • PLAYAWAY 364.1523 Lar, Playaway

Publish Date

2006

ISBN

1598954539


Format: Book
Author: Larson, Erik
Summary: Combines the stories of Guglielmo Marconi's wireless communications system and that of murderer Hawley Crippen.
Title: Thunderstruck [playaway] / Erik Larson.
Publisher Date: Chagrin Falls, Ohio : Findaway World, [2006].
Subject: Crippen, Hawley Harvey, 1862-1910 Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937 Murderers -- England -- London -- Biography -- Talking books. Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies -- Talking books. Murder -- Investigation -- Great Britain -- Case studies -- Talking books. Telegraph, Wireless -- Marconi system -- History -- Talking books.
Isbn: 1598954539 1598954245
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 364.1523 Lar
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Bib Id: 255770

Format: Book
Author: Larson, Erik
Summary: Combines the stories of Guglielmo Marconi's wireless communications system and that of murderer Hawley Crippen.
Title: Thunderstruck [playaway] / Erik Larson.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: Chagrin Falls, Ohio : Findaway World, [2006].
Description: 1 sound media player (12 hr.) : digital ; 9 x 6 cm.
Subjects: Crippen, Hawley Harvey, 1862-1910
Subjects: Marconi, Guglielmo, marchese, 1874-1937
Subjects: Murderers -- England -- London -- Biography -- Talking books.
Subjects: Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies -- Talking books.
Subjects: Murder -- Investigation -- Great Britain -- Case studies -- Talking books.
Subjects: Telegraph, Wireless -- Marconi system -- History -- Talking books.
Other Author: Balaban, Bob
Notes: Read by Bob Balaban.
Notes: Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player.
ISBN: 1598954539
ISBN: 1598954245
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Medium: [playaway]
Call Number: 364.1523 Lar