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Thunderstruck

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Pub. Date:
2006
Language:
English
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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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Crippen, Hawley Harvey, -- 1862-1910
Inventors -- Italy -- Biography
Marconi, Guglielmo, -- 1874-1937
Murder -- England -- London -- Case studies
Murder -- Investigation -- Great Britain -- Case studies
Murderers -- England -- London -- Biography
Telegraph, Wireless -- Marconi system -- History
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Inventors
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Marconi system
Marconi, Guglielmo
Murder
Murderers
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Technology
Telegraph, Wireless

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