Thunderstruck
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New York : Crown Publishers, [2006].
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
ix, 463 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
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Round Rock Public Library - Adult (2nd floor)  1 available
NF 364.1523 LARSON 2006

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Book
Language
English
ISBN
9781400080663 (hbk.), 9781400080663, 1400080665

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Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-443) and index.
Description
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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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Larson, E. (2006). Thunderstruck (First edition.). Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik. 2006. Thunderstruck. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik. Thunderstruck New York: Crown Publishers, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Larson, Erik. Thunderstruck First edition., Crown Publishers, 2006.

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