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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.
He has a way of drawing the reader into the story, into the minds of his characters, who just happened to be real people.
The book is about Marconi and his invention of wireless and about Dr. Crippen who murdered his wife.
Larson takes history and writes it like a novel . While I knew the history of the Lusitania, I didn't know the story of the ship's captain or that of the u boat captain. Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Radio Nut
The story of Marconi has always been of interest to me, having a house not far from Marconi Beach in Welfleet near the site of the first transcontinental signals. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
I have read all of Erik Larson's books and love them! This one was no different. He tells the story of Marconi and his discovery of the means of sending coded messages across the... Read morePublished 1 day ago by DotE
I'm having a hard time finishing this book. All his others have been great.Published 1 day ago by Karin M. Kramer
If you enjoyed Devil In The White City then this tale is for you. It is about Marconi and Dr.Crippen and how their stories intertwined. Read morePublished 3 days ago by L. Schlesser
Not quite as gripping as I usually find his books, perhaps because my interest in this technology was less.Published 4 days ago by Bonnie B. Carr
Liked it but found the chronology was off at times. I found the intertwined stories interesting. I knew in the end it would mesh. Not my top Larson pick but worth the read.Published 4 days ago by Sue G Riggs