New York: Crown, (2006). First edition. Hardcover. Signed on the title page by the author. Here, Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men, Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication, whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, this book evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners, scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed, and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. 463pp with index. Map endpapers. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Item #14269
ISBN: 1400080665

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