Monday, April 16, 2012

No Strings Attached {Give@way} Hop


Welcome to my stop on the No Strings Attached Giveaway Hop, hosted by Kathy at I Am a Reader, Not a Writer.  I have up for grabs....


This is a gently used, trade paperback edition.


About the book:
A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush”

In Thunderstruck, Erik 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, Thunderstruck 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. Against this background, Marconi races against incredible odds and relentless skepticism to perfect his invention: the wireless, a prime catalyst for the emergence of the world we know today. Meanwhile, Crippen, “the kindest of men,” nearly commits the perfect crime.

With his superb narrative skills, Erik Larson guides these parallel narratives toward a relentlessly suspenseful meeting on the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate. Thunderstruck presents a vibrant portrait of an era of séances, science, and fog, inhabited by inventors, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives, all presided over by the amiable and fun-loving Edward VII as the world slid inevitably toward the first great war of the twentieth century. Gripping from the first page, and rich with fascinating detail about the time, the people, and the new inventions that connect and divide us, Thunderstruck is splendid narrative history from a master of the form. (from Goodreads.com)

To enter:  Fill out the rafflecopter form below.  No follow required.  Giveaway ends on April 22, 2012 at 10:59pm CST.  Be sure to visit the other blogs on the hop.  Check out the linky at the end of the post.

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5 comments:

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  1. This sounds very interesting. I haven't read anything by Erik Larson yet, but I have IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS on my Kindle (I believe that's the correct title). I've heard a lot of great things about Larson's writing.

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  2. Thank you! This book looks great!

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  3. This sounds like a wonderful read.
    Thank you for this giveaway.
    :) Jeanne, jeannebates_t@yahoo.com

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  4. Thank you very much for the giveaway!

    Pam

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  5. Thank you for participating in this fun hop. Thunderstruck looks like a dandy of a read :)

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