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Larson, Erik 1954-

Overview
Works: 60 works in 554 publications in 17 languages and 34,737 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Biographies  True crime stories  Creative nonfiction  Historical fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Local history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.M8, 364.15230977311
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Most widely held works about Erik Larson
 
Most widely held works by Erik Larson
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America by Erik Larson( Book )

76 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds--a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson( Book )

49 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 5,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America's first ambassador to Hitler's Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the "New Germany," she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance-and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler's true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming-yet wholly sinister-Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Book )

38 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 4,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship -- the fastest then in service -- could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small -- hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more -- all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson( Book )

48 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isaac Cline was one of the era's new men, a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage the city of Galveston, Texas, where he was based was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Book )

51 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled to America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication--as the new technology is used to capture a killer
In the garden of beasts by Erik Larson( Recording )

31 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1933, President Roosevelt personally selected William E. Dodd to be the United States ambassador to Nazi Germany. Dodd took his family with him, including his daughter Martha. Initially enamored with the Nazi party and its passion, Martha supported the Third Reich. However, when Hitler's violent policies became apparent, Martha changed her opinion and watched in horror. Here, author Erik Larson offers a chilling first-person account of Germany's transformation under Hitler's rule
The devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America by Erik Larson( Recording )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. Daniel Hudson Burnham, a renowned architect, was the brilliant director of works for the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor, was the satanic murderer of scores of young women in a torture palace built for the purpose near the fairgrounds. Burnham overcame great obstacles to build his White City; Holmes used the attraction to lure women to their deaths
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Recording )

20 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship-- the fastest then in service-- could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces, both grand and achingly small-- hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more-- all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history"--
Lethal passage : how the travels of a single handgun expose the roots of America's gun crisis by Erik Larson( Book )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the journey of a single semi-automatic handgun, which was used by a teenager to kill a teacher, and raises questions about the legal and cultural realities of guns
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Recording )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait of the Edwardian era recounts two parallel stories--the case of Dr. Hawley Crippen, who murdered his wife and fled to America, and Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication--as the new technology is used to capture a killer
The naked consumer : how our private lives become public commodities by Erik Larson( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveillance to sell its products. As consumer researchers systematically violate our privacy, erode our civil rights, and reinforce class stereotypes, they produce a business culture that shies away from risk and innovation and pays more attention to manipulating our needs and values. Erik Larson's penetrating study chronicles this wildly obsessive and frighteningly intrusive pursuit of the American buyer: how companies use spies, hidden cameras, even sonar and EEG
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson( Recording )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1900's, Isaac Cline was a scientist who believed he knew all there was to know about the motion of clouds and the behavior of storms. The idea that a hurricane could damage Galveston, Texas, where he was based, was to him preposterous. It is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets nature's last uncontrollable force, based on Cline's own letters, telegrams, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the hows and whys of great storms
Lethal passage : the story of a gun by Erik Larson( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the journey of a handgun, from its manufacture through its violent odyssey into the hands of a disturbed teenager who uses it to kill a teacher, and raises painful questions about the legal and cultural realities of firearms
Liefde & spionage in Hitlers Berlijn : een knappe Amerikaanse ambassadeursdochter wordt spionne voor de Russische geheime dienst by Erik Larson( Book )

36 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De opkomst van Hitler en zijn volgelingen in 1933, gezien door de ogen van de Amerikaanse ambassadeur in Duitsland en zijn familie
Isaac's storm : the drowning of Galveston, 8 September 1900 by Erik Larson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On September 8, 1900, the deadliest hurricane in American history ploughed into the unprepared port of Galveston, Texas. One-hundred-and-fifty mile an hour winds shredded clapperboard houses with the force of dynamite. The sea followed, a solid wall of water twenty feet high. The city's highest point was nine feet above sea level. Overnight between six and ten thousand people lost their lives, houses were reduced to matchwood, and bodies were strewn miles inland across the prairie. It was, and still is, the worst natural disaster ever to strike the United States. At the turn of the century the new US Weather Bureau had the finest forecasting technology at their disposal. With this 'perfect science' they were confident they were in control of the world, that the new century would be the American century. And in Galveston, Texas they had one of their most dependable meteorologists, Isaac Cline. Cline, like the rest of America, believed that man's ingenuity had tamed nature. He believed there was nothing to fear. Fatally, Cline failed to read the signs until it was too late. By then, the bath-houses on the sea-front were being crushed by rolling breakers, children were playing unawares in the rising water, the railway line was underwater, and ships in the bay were fighting for their lives." From jacket
<> by Erik Larson( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erik Larson--author of #1 bestseller IN THE GARDEN OF BEASTS--intertwines the true tale of the 1893 World's Fair and the cunning serial killer who used the fair to lure his victims to their death. Combining meticulous research with nail-biting storytelling, Erik Larson has crafted a narrative with all the wonder of newly discovered history and the thrills of the best fiction. From the Trade Paperback edition
Lusitania : 1915 : la dernièretraversée by Erik Larson( Book )

11 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle
Bai cheng mo gui : qi ji yu mou sha jiao zhi de bo lan hui by La sen( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland by Erik Larson( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diabeł w Białym Mieście : morderstwo, magia i maligna na wystawie, która zmieniła oblicze Ameryki by Erik Larson( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in Polish and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America's rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair's brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country's most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his "World's Fair Hotel" just west of the fairgrounds--a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson's gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both
 
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The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America
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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's BerlinIsaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in historyThunderstruckIn the garden of beastsThe devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed AmericaLethal passage : how the travels of a single handgun expose the roots of America's gun crisisThunderstruckThe naked consumer : how our private lives become public commodities
Alternative Names
Ericus Larson

Erik Larson

Erik Larson Amerikaans schrijver

Erik Larson amerikansk författare

Erik Larson amerikansk skribent

Erik Larson écrivain américain

Erik Larson scrittore statunitense

Erik Larson US-amerikanischer Autor

Larson, Erik

Larson, Erik, 1952-

Larson, Erik Wayne, 1952-

Ерик Ларсън

Ерік Ларсон американський письменник та журналіст

Эрик Ларсон

לארסון, אריק

לארסון, אריק 1954-

לרסון, אריק 1954-

اریک لارسون نویسنده آمریکایی

라슨, 에릭

エリック・ラーソン

ラーソン, エリック

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