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Larson, Erik 1954-

Overview
Works: 103 works in 383 publications in 5 languages and 28,733 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Science fiction comic books, strips, etc  Fiction  Young adult works  Graphic novels  Observations  Local history 
Roles: Performer
Classifications: HV6248.M8, 943.086
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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 )
54 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America₂s 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 fairgrounds₇a 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 )
21 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The bestselling author of "Devil in the White City" turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler's rise to power. 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
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson ( Book )
37 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 3,950 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 )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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, an era of sances, science, and fog, 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.--From publisher description
The devil in the white city [murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America] by Erik Larson ( Recording )
30 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigative reporter Erik Larson unearths the lost history of the 1893 World's Fair and of a madman who grimly parodied the fair's achievements. The "White City" was a magical creation constructed upon Chicago's swampy Jackson Park by a roster of architectural stars, including Daniel H. Burnham, Frederick Olmstead, and Louis Sullivan. Drawing 27 million visitors in six months, the fair gathered the era's brightest intellectual lights and launched innovations like Juicy Fruit gum, Cracker Jacks, and the Ferris wheel. Nearby, Dr. Henry Holmes built "the World's Fair Hotel," a torture palace to which he lured 27 victims, mostly young women. While the fair ushered in a new epoch in American history, Holmes marked the emergence of the serial killer, who thrived on the forces transforming the country
In the garden of beasts by Erik Larson ( Recording )
12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,736 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
Lethal passage : how the travels of a single handgun expose the roots of America's gun crisis by Erik Larson ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,573 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 )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 1,383 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 )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 1,025 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 )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 659 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 )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 244 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
In the garden of beasts : love and terror in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author describes life in Berlin during the first years of Hitler?s reign through the stories of two people: William E. Dodd, who in 1933 became America?s first ambassador to Hitler?s regime, and his daughter, Martha
Isaac's storm : the drowning of Galveston, 8 September 1900 by Erik Larson ( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The law and society reader II by Erik Larson ( )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Law and society scholars challenge the common belief that law is simply a neutral tool by which society sets standards and resolves disputes. Decades of research shows how much the nature of communities, organizations, and the people inhabiting them affect how law works. Just as much, law shapes beliefs, behaviors, and wider social structures, but the connections are much more nuanced-and surprising-than many expect. Law and Society Reader II provides readers an accessible overview to the breadth of recent developments in this research tradition, bringing to life the developments in this dynam
Liefde & spionage in Hitlers Berlijn : een knappe Amerikaanse ambassadeursdochter wordt spionne voor de Russische geheime dienst by Erik Larson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Dutch and held by 81 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
Bai cheng mo gui : qi ji yu mou sha jiao zhi de bo lan hui by Erik Larson ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Chinese and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
De duivel in de Witte Stad : moord, magie en waanzin op de wereldtentoonstelling die Amerika veranderde by Erik Larson ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tijdens de voorbereidingen van de Wereldtentoonstelling in 1893 in Chicago ziet een arts zijn kans schoon en lokt jonge vrouwen het zogenaamde 'Wereldtentoonstellingshotel' binnen
Dans le jardin de la bête by Erik Larson ( Book )
4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in French and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Spider-Man by Scott McDaniel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolverine by Marv Wolfman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wolverine finds himself double-teamed by Black Shadow/White Shadow, then finds himself involved in a kidnapping scheme masterminded by one of Spider-Man's old classmates
 
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Alternative Names
לארסון, אריק
ラーソン, エリック
Languages
English (244)
German (10)
French (4)
Chinese (2)
Dutch (2)
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