Thunderstruck

by | Editor: Crown
Average vote of 17
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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 ...Continua
Ha scritto il 13/11/09
Erik Larsen continues his genius of dualing story lines he started with "The Devil and the White City". This time, a British murder contrasting with inventor Marconi's creation of the wireless telegraph.
Ha scritto il 02/01/09
Disappointing...
I can't knock the quality of Larson's research - see esp. note 21 on pg 403 about 'snail communication!' - but it took til around pg 290 (of 390) for the two separate stories to intertwine and really get going. Although I'm loathe to be too negative
Ha scritto il 10/11/08
ARC
Ha scritto il 13/02/08
I love Erik Larson's style of making history interesting. Mixing murder with the history of wireless communication sounds boring, but kept me interested throughout.
  • 1 mi piace
Ha scritto il 20/02/07
I gave this book a chance and trudged past the first 30 pages....then I was hooked. Glad I kept going. It was worth the push. History comes to life.
  • 1 mi piace

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