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Thunderstruck

Combines the stories of Guglielmo Marconi's wireless communications system and that of murderer Hawley Crippen.

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  • "Combines the stories of Guglielmo Marconi's wireless communications system and that of murderer Hawley Crippen."
  • "Combines the stories of Guglielmo Marconi's wireless communications system and that of murderer Hawley Crippen."@en
  • "The interwoven story of 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."
  • "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."
  • "Larson writes a portrait of the Edwardian era that 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."@en
  • "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."@en
  • "A vivid portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled the country with his mistress to build a new life in America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication--as the new technology is used to capture a killer. Simultaneous."
  • "Fascinating detail about the . dynamism of the years of great shipping companies and inventions."
  • "From the #1 New York Time bestselling author of "The devil in the White City". In 1910, at the height of the Edwardian era, a mild-mannered American named Hawley Harvey Crippen killed his wife and buried her remains in the cellar of their London home. A Scotland Yard inspector discovered the remains and launched an international hunt for Crippen that climaxed in a trans-Atlantic chase between two ocean liners. Thanks to a new and poorly understood technology--the wireless, invented by Guglielmo Marconi, Crippen was caught and arrested."@en
  • "From the #1 New York Time bestselling author of "The devil in the White City". In 1910, at the height of the Edwardian era, a mild-mannered American named Hawley Harvey Crippen killed his wife and buried her remains in the cellar of their London home. A Scotland Yard inspector discovered the remains and launched an international hunt for Crippen that climaxed in a trans-Atlantic chase between two ocean liners. Thanks to a new and poorly understood technology--the wireless, invented by Guglielmo Marconi, Crippen was caught and arrested."
  • "Set in Edwardian London, Erik Larson inter-weaves the narratives of two men: Hawley Crippen and Guglielmo Marconi. While Marconi perfects his great invention, Crippen commits what could be considered as the perfect murder."@en

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  • "Compact discs."
  • "Downloadable audio books."@en
  • "Sound recordings"@en
  • "Sound recordings"
  • "History"@en
  • "Case studies"@en
  • "Case studies"
  • "History"
  • "Biography"@en
  • "Biography"
  • "Audiobooks."@en

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  • "Thunderstruck"
  • "Thunderstruck"@en