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The Resource Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)

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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
OCLCE
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
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crippen, Hawley Harvey
  • Marconi, Guglielmo
  • Murderers
  • Murder
  • Murder
  • Inventors
  • Telegraph, Wireless
  • 20th Century
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=78E649AC-07E5-4CC5-8296-5D422A7E602B
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-443) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mysterious passengers -- Ghosts and gunfire -- Betrayal -- Secrets -- An inspector calls -- The finest time -- Pursuit by thunder -- Epilogue : into the ether -- Coda : voyager
Control code
ocn654787691
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 463 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307351920
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654787691
Label
Thunderstruck, Erik Larson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=78E649AC-07E5-4CC5-8296-5D422A7E602B
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 437-443) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The mysterious passengers -- Ghosts and gunfire -- Betrayal -- Secrets -- An inspector calls -- The finest time -- Pursuit by thunder -- Epilogue : into the ether -- Coda : voyager
Control code
ocn654787691
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 463 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307351920
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)654787691
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