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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.
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 14 days ago by sleepless in Texas
Consistently entertaining writing, with a good measure of informative historical background info.Published 22 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 23 days ago by rol
Larson provides an interesting history lesson! This is a well researched and very enjoyable read. It is full lot little known details that some readers may find distracting and... Read morePublished 24 days ago by donna
Erik Larson makes history exciting! I look forward to reading all of his books.Published 1 month ago by kevinglennon
Of Larson’s four books, this is my least favorite. Not saying it is bad. It’s not. I will not finish bad books and I finished Thunderstruck. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sky Blue
True Larson style...if you liked Murder in the White City, you'll like this.Published 1 month ago by ronnie