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Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409044769
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'A big, bold approach to the writing of narrative non-fiction . . . it shows how tiny lives may occasionally become caught up in the wonders of the age' GUARDIAN In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder. Mild-mannered American Hawley Crippen had killed his wife, buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home and then gone on the run with his young mistress, his secretary Ethel Le Neve. A Scotland Yard inspector, already famous for his part in the Ripper investigation, discovered the murder and launched an international hunt for Crippen that climaxed in a trans-Atlantic chase between two ocean liners. The chase itself was novel, but what captured the imagination was the role played by a new and little understood technology: the wireless. Thanks to its inventor Marconi's obsessive fight to perfect his machine, the world was able to learn of events occurring in the middle of the Atlantic as they unfolded - something previously unthinkable. It was the Crippen case that helped convince the world of the potential of Marconi's miracle technology, so accelerating the revolution that eventually produced the modern means of communication we take for granted today . . .
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 544
Authors: Erik Larson
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-10-31 - Publisher: Random House
'A big, bold approach to the writing of narrative non-fiction . . . it shows how tiny lives may occasionally become caught up in the wonders of the age' GUARDIAN In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder. Mild-mannered American Hawley Crippen had killed his wife, buried her remains
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-16 - Publisher: Harlequin
The lone cowboy… Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living—flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Shannon Delany
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-20 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Jordan, Rowen and the crews of both the Tempest and the Artemesia strike out for Philadelphia to start a revolution aimed at abolishing slavery and changing their stormpowered society to one that runs on previously repressed steam innovations and will allow for true equality. But can Jordan and Rowen come
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Roxanne St. Claire
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-02-01 - Publisher: Harlequin
If Mick Churchill thinks he can buy out half of Shelby Jackson's family-owned race team, she's got news for him. So what if Mick's the most famous soccer star on the globe—with cash, connections and charisma? Fuel line? Finish line? Shelby doubts the Brit knows the difference. Superstar Mick knew
Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Elizabeth McCracken
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-22 - Publisher: Dial Press
WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NEWSDAY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Miami
Chief Thunderstruck and the Big Bad Bear
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Karen Wallace
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-24 - Publisher: A&C Black
Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. In the final book of the quartet, a message reaches Goose Pimple Bay that Chief Thunderstruck is in trouble. He's been trapped
Thunderstruck & Other Stories
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Elizabeth McCracken
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-05 - Publisher: Random House
From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House - finalist for the National Book Award - comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with humour, empathy, and rare and magical descriptive powers these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Pamela Toth
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1987-09 - Publisher: Silhouette Books
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Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 258
Authors: Brenda Drake
Categories: Young Adult Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-11 - Publisher: Entangled: Crave
Stevie Moon is famous...at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she sees it. Been there. And
Thunderstruck
Language: en
Pages: 539
Authors: Rachel Lee
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books
"Two paranormal romances about love that waits in the shadows of the night"-Cover.