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I was bored to death for the first 80 pages, at one time thinking I wouldn't even finish the book.
As always, I learned all kinds of new things about a subject I thought I was well-acquainted with, while reading a book I couldn't put down.
The book is about Marconi and his invention of wireless and about Dr. Crippen who murdered his wife.
I am amazed how Larson can take an event from history and find such interesting stories to draw a readers interest. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Paul Brewer
Great book, well written, easy to read, and fascinating interplay of two stories.Published 3 days ago by Henry W. Leeds
Larson's prose never fails to engage and entertain while it educates and edifies. This book, the third of his I've read, continues for me the fulfilled expectation that I will be... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Robert Heylmun
This is a 'slice of history' that reads like a novel. Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication, had a problem getting the public to see it as more than a... Read morePublished 19 days ago by sleepless in Texas
Consistently entertaining writing, with a good measure of informative historical background info.Published 28 days ago by Thomas L. Dovenspike
If you are a fan of Erik Larsons based on In the Garden of the Beast (His best) or Devil in the White City (Very Good), skip this book; it will only disappoint. Read morePublished 28 days ago by rol