Thunderstruck by Erik Larson.  This isn't my favorite of Larson's books; however, it is an interesting look at the development of Marconi's wireless and the politics behind the success/failure of the invention, while also weaving in the story of Crippen, a man who murdered his psychologically abusive wife, which is what made wireless popular, when many doubted its usefulness.

Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. This isn't my favorite of Larson's books; however, it is an interesting look at the development of Marconi's wireless and the politics behind the success/failure of the invention, while also weaving in the story of Crippen, a man who murdered his psychologically abusive wife, which is what made wireless popular, when many doubted its usefulness.

"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.

Erik Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’

"In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson.

Erik Larson

Erik Larson

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage)

The Devil in the White City: A Saga of Magic and Murder at the Fair that Changed America (Vintage)

Pre-WWI. the Lusitania, a luxury ship crosses 'waters' the Germans have claimed as theirs torpedoes the ship.  < 800 of 3k on board survive.

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Pre-WWI. the Lusitania, a luxury ship crosses 'waters' the Germans have claimed as theirs torpedoes the ship. < 800 of 3k on board survive.

Great book - such an interesting look into the past! (Thanks Sarah Noppen for suggesting)

Great book - such an interesting look into the past! (Thanks Sarah Noppen for suggesting)

Thunderstruck. By Erik Larson - Books - Review - The New York Times

Thunderstruck. By Erik Larson - Books - Review

Thunderstruck. By Erik Larson - Books - Review - The New York Times

3 1/2 stars

3 1/2 stars

Erik Larson’s Gripping Account of Pre-War Germany: In The Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson’s Gripping Account of Pre-War Germany: In The Garden of Beasts

Erik Larson, Devil in a White City

Erik Larson author biography

Erik Larson, Devil in a White City

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