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Larson, Erik 1954-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 539 publications in 17 languages and 35,092 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 )

72 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 7,233 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 )

80 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in 12 languages and held by 5,425 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
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Book )

37 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Dutch and held by 4,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, but the captain of the "Lusitania", William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. 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. Bestseller. 2015
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson( Book )

46 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 4,167 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 )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,009 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 séances, 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
In the garden of beasts by Erik Larson( Recording )

29 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,709 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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 1,510 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 )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,467 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 )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 1,435 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 )

34 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,350 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 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Machines to understand what makes shoppers tick - and how, in the process, they've accelerated the blanding of America
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 591 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 312 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
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 121 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
De duivel in de Witte Stad : moord, magie en waanzin op de wereldtentoonstelling die Amerika veranderde by Erik Larson( Book )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 98 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 )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 54 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 43 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
Dead wake by Erik Larson( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 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
The devil in the white city : murder, magic, and madness at the fair that changed America by Erik Larson( )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 17 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. [This book] 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.-Dust jacket
 
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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 AmericaThunderstruckThe naked consumer : how our private lives become public commoditiesIsaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history
Alternative Names
Ericus 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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