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Larson, Erik 1954-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 262 publications in 15 languages and 32,447 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Biographies  True crime stories  Creative nonfiction  Observations  Suspense fiction  Local history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HV6248.M8, 943.086
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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 )

26 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 5,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 relates the stories of two men who shaped the history of the event--architect Daniel H. Burnham, who coordinated its construction, and serial killer Herman Mudgett
In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin by Erik Larson( Book )

61 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 4,617 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 3,795 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
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Book )

25 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 3,631 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
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and French and held by 3,326 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 1,603 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
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 1,512 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
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson( Recording )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1,382 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"--
Thunderstruck by Erik Larson( Recording )

25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,374 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 )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 987 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
The devil in the white city [murder, magic & madness and the fair that changed America] by Erik Larson( Recording )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 902 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the time of the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Dr. Henry Holmes built 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
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 622 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 202 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 )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 186 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
Isaac's storm( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

September 8, 1900, began innocently in the seaside town of Galveston, Texas. Even Isaac Cline, resident meteorologist for the U.S. Weather Bureau failed to grasp the true meaning of the strange deep-sea swells and peculiar winds that greeted the city that morning. Mere hours later, Galveston found itself submerged in a monster hurricane that completely destroyed the town and killed over six thousand people in what remains the greatest natural disaster in American history. Includes detailed stories of heartbreaking loss, selfless heroism and the tragic folly of one man's faith in science
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2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in Hebrew and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Il tifone di Galveston : il più terribile uragano della storia by Erik Larson( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans le jardin de la bête by Erik Larson( )

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

Les passagers de la foudre by Erik Larson( )

2 editions published in 2014 in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djävulen i den vita staden : mord, mystik och mani by Erik Larson( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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In the garden of beasts : love, terror, and an American family in Hitler's Berlin
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

Эрик Ларсон

לארסון, אריק

اریک لارسون نویسنده آمریکایی

라슨, 에릭

ラーソン, エリック

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