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Thunderstruck de Erik Larson
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Thunderstruck (edició 2006)

de Erik Larson (Autor)

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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.… (més)
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Títol:Thunderstruck
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Another great book by Erik Larson. I of course knew of Marconi but knew nothing about him or how his discovery happened and was developed. So I learned a lot of new information. Then there is the murder story. Love the way it ties into the story of wireless and it's gaining acceptance. Recommend for anyone who wants both to read a fascinating story and to learn about Marconi. ( )
  Nefersw | Jan 14, 2022 |
This is the fifth Erik Larson book I’ve read, and have been relatively satisfied, if not blown away, by each. The style of this work closely approximates that found in his earlier work, The Devil in the White City, wherein he links a major historical event (in that case, the Chicago World’s Fair) with a lesser-known contemporary story, linked thereto.

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In this case, the historical event is development of trans-Atlantic wireless communication, focusing almost exclusively on the work of Guglielmo Marconi. Lesser known, was the heinous murder of Belle Crippen, by her quiet, unassuming doctor husband. The connection? Dr. Crippen was apprehended largely due to wireless communication between Marconi’s land based wireless transmitter and a wireless unit located on the ship which Crippen, and his lover (disguised as a young man) were using to escape to North America. The manhunt was a cause celebre at the time, the publicity from which helped to establish Marconi’s nascent invention to the forefront of worldwide acceptance.

The thread dealing with Marconi, and his struggles with competitors and the grueling work of perfecting and monetizing his “invention” were educational and interesting. That part of the book dealing with Crippen were equally as captivating. ( )
  santhony | Nov 29, 2021 |
Book on Disc format.
  LOLSCWAZ | Jul 30, 2021 |
Larson’s book recounts the race by Marconi and others to develop the first practical wireless telegraph system. Although land-based systems were up and running, including allowing sending messages across the ocean, there was no way to allow ships at sea to use telegraphy. Larson’s book plods in places to explain the tedious process of developing the wireless system, but, for the most part, Larson does a good job of making the reader understand the enormity of the task. Like many of Larson’s books, there is a parallel story running along the one about Marconi. The murder mystery seems unrelated to the story of the development of wireless message transmission; however, Larson does a masterful job of tying the two stories together at the end. I wouldn’t call “Thunderstruck” a “page turner,” but it is an interesting story. Larson has a real talent for taking nonfiction and making it sound like a novel. It’s an easy read but an entertaining read. ( )
  DanDiercks | Jul 21, 2021 |
audio nonfiction; history/true crime/science. The audio version takes some getting used to, as there are no auditory asterisks or page breaks to let you know when the author is switching from one story (the murderer's) to the other (the scientist's), but it's never hard to figure out whom he's talking about in any case. I've not read Larson before, but this abridged version lived up to his reputation of stellar narrative nonfiction. ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 3, 2021 |
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A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.

J.M. Barrie "Dedication" Peter Pan 1904
A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.  J. M. Barrie "Dedication" Peter Pan 1904
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For my wife and daughters, and in memory of my mother, who first told me about Crippen.
For my wife and daughters, and in memory of my mother, who first told me about Crippen
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On Wednesday, July 20, 1910, as a light fog drifted along the River Scheldt, Capt. Henry George Kendall prepares his ship, the SS Montrose, for what should have been the most routine of voyages, from Antwerp direct to Quebec City, Canada.
On Wednesday, July 20, 1910, as a light fog drifted along the River Scheldt, Capt. Henry George Kendall prepared his ship, the SS Montrose, for what should have been the most routine of voyages, from Antwerp direct to Quebec City, Canada.
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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.

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