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Larson, Erik 1954-

Overview
Works: 46 works in 467 publications in 17 languages and 34,450 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Biographies  True crime stories  Creative nonfiction  Suspense 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 )

64 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 6,541 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. (Bestseller)
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 4,403 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 )

32 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 3,984 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 towards Liverpool, forces both grand and achingly small - hubris, a chance fog, a closely-guarded secret and more - converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don't, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war
Isaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history by Erik Larson( Book )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,824 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 )

43 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,647 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 )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,644 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. Dodd, a mild-mannered professor, brings his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter with him. At first it seems entrancing; but as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, Dodd telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. As that first year unfolds, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance and ultimately horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder unmasks Hitler's ruthless ambition
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Recording )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,481 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 1,466 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 )

32 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,376 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 devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America by Erik Larson( Recording )

22 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,127 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
The naked consumer : how our private lives become public commodities by Erik Larson( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 954 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 )

21 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 602 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
Liefde & spionage in Hitlers Berlijn : een knappe Amerikaanse ambassadeursdochter wordt spionne voor de Russische geheime dienst by Erik Larson( Book )

41 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 302 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
Lethal passage : the story of a gun by Erik Larson( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 208 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 129 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chicago World's Fair of 1893 and its amazing 'White City' was one of the wonders of the world. This is the incredible story of its realization, and of the two men whose fates it linked: one was an architect, the other a serial killer. The architect was Daniel H. Burnham, the driving force behind the White City, the massive, visionary landscape of white buildings set in a wonderland of canals and gardens. The killer was H.H. Holmes, a handsome doctor with striking blue eyes. He used the attraction of the great fair - and his own devilish charms - to lure scores of young women to their deaths. While Burnham overcame politics, infighting, personality clashes and Chicago's infamous weather to transform the swamps of Jackson Park into the greatest show on Earth, Holmes built his own edifice just west of the fairground. He called it the World's Fair Hotel. In reality it was a torture palace, a gas chamber, a crematorium. These two disparate but driven men together with a remarkable supporting cast of colourful characters, including as Buffalo Bill, George Ferris, Thomas Edison and some of the 27 million others who converged on the dazzling spectacle of the White City, are brought to life in this mesmerizing, murderous tale of the legendary Fair that transformed America and set it on course for the twentieth century
Isaacs Sturm : ein Mann und sein Kampf gegen den schrecklichsten Hurrikan der Geschichte by Erik Larson( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... The new-fangled meteorological instruments in which, against his better instincts, head meteorologist Isaac Cline of Galveston, Texas placed his trust on Sept. 8, 1900 dispelled his dark foreboding and signalled "all clear". Yet at the end of the day he was faced with countless victims and a scene of umimaginable devastation. One of the worst hurricanes in recorded history had razed the peace-loving and prosperous town of Galveston to the ground"--Preface
Scia di morte : l'ultimo viaggio del Lusitana by Erik Larson( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last crossing of the Lusitania
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

Der Untergang der Lusitania : die größte Schiffstragödie des Ersten Weltkriegs by Erik Larson( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's BerlinLiefde & spionage in Hitlers Berlijn : een knappe Amerikaanse ambassadeursdochter wordt spionne voor de Russische geheime dienst
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-

Ерік Ларсон американський письменник та журналіст

Эрик Ларсон

לארסון, אריק

اریک لارسون نویسنده آمریکایی

라슨, 에릭

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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 beastsThunderstruckThe devil in the white city : murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed AmericaThe naked consumer : how our private lives become public commoditiesIsaac's storm : a man, a time, and the deadliest hurricane in history