The Resource Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Thunderstruck, Erik Larson

Label
Thunderstruck
Title
Thunderstruck
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Pace
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
186230
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik.
Dewey number
364.152/309421
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HV6248.C75
LC item number
L37 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crippen, Hawley Harvey
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Telegraph, Wireless
Target audience
adult
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The mysterious passengers -- Ghosts and gunfire -- Betrayal -- Secrets -- An inspector calls -- The finest time -- Pursuit by thunder -- Epilogue: into the ether
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 463 pages
Isbn
9781400080663
Lccn
2006011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400080663
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm67392598
  • (OCoLC)67392598
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-443) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The mysterious passengers -- Ghosts and gunfire -- Betrayal -- Secrets -- An inspector calls -- The finest time -- Pursuit by thunder -- Epilogue: into the ether
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 463 pages
Isbn
9781400080663
Lccn
2006011908
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9781400080663
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • ocm67392598
  • (OCoLC)67392598

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