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Erik Larson - Az ördög fehér városában
Ehhez a könyvhöz nincs fülszöveg, de ettől függetlenül még rukkolható/happolható.

Erik Larson - Isaac's ​Storm
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 - and Isaac Cline found himself the victim of a devestating personal tragedy. Using Cline's own telegrams, letters, and reports, the testimony of scores of survivors, and our latest understanding of the science of hurricanes, Erik Larson builds a chronicle of one man's heroic struggle and fatal miscalculation in the face of a storm of unimaginable magnitude. Riveting, powerful, and unbearably suspenseful, Isaac's Storm is the story of what can happen when human arrogance meets the great uncontrollable force of nature.

Erik Larson - A ​Lusitania titkai
Már ​tizedik hónapja tartott az első világháború, amikor 1915. május 1-jén a kor egyik leghatalmasabb, leggyorsabb óceánjáró hajója, a Lusitania útra kelt a New York-i kikötőből Liverpool felé, soha nem látott számú gyermekkel a fedélzetén. Az utasok meglepően nyugodtak voltak, annak ellenére, hogy Németország háborús zónává nyilvánította az Anglia körüli tengereket. A német tengeralattjárók, az U-boatok már hónapok óta rettegésben tartották az Atlanti-óceán északi részét. A Lusitania kapitánya, William Thomas Turner nagyon hitt az úriemberekhez méltóan korlátozott hadviselésben, melynek köszönhetően száz éve biztonságban voltak a civileket szállító hajók. Németországnak ugyanakkor feltett szándéka volt, hogy megváltoztatja a játékszabályokat, és Walther Schwieger, az Unterseeboot–20 kapitánya készségesen valósította ezt meg. Eközben egy szigorúan titkos brit hírszerző különítmény követte Schwieger U-boatjának mozgását, de erről senkinek sem számolt be. Miközben az U–20 és a Lusitania Liverpool felé haladt, számtalan erő, hatalmasak és fájdalmasan kicsinyek – önhittség, köd, egy gondosan őrzött titok és más dolgok – egyesültek, hogy a történelem egyik legnagyobb szerencsétlenségét okozzák.

Erik Larson - Thunderstruck
In ​Thunderstruck, Erik Larson 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 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. With his superb narrative skills, Erik Larson guides these parallel narratives toward a relentlessly suspenseful meeting on the waters of the North Atlantic. Along the way, he tells of a sad and tragic love affair that was described on the front pages of newspapers around the world, a chief inspector who found himself strangely sympathetic to the killer and his lover, and a driven and compelling inventor who transformed the way we communicate. Thunderstruck presents a vibrant portrait of an era of séances, science, and fog, inhabited by inventors, magicians, and Scotland Yard detectives, all presided over by the amiable and fun-loving Edward VII as the world slid inevitably toward the first great war of the twentieth century. Gripping from the first page, and rich with fascinating detail about the time, the people, and the new inventions that connect and divide us, Thunderstruck is splendid narrative history from a master of the form.

Erik Larson - Az ​Ördög a Fehér Városban
Az ​1893-as év fordulópont volt Amerika számára: Chicago, ez az akkor még csak feltörekvő város, olyan világkiállítást rendezett, amely felülmúlta a híres párizsit, és biztosította Amerika helyét a világban; ráadásul felbukkant az első dokumentált amerikai sorozatgyilkos, H. H. Holmes. Ez a lenyűgöző bestseller a világkiállítás megrendezésének viharos és eseménydús történetét meséli el, melyhez elválaszthatatlanul hozzáforrt az ördögien ravasz és pokolian kíméletlen Holmes tevékenykedése. Olvashatunk az 1890-es évek chicagói és amerikai építészetéről, hihetetlen sikerekről és drámai sorsokról, az eszmék harcáról a profit és a bürokrácia ellen, valamint egy olyan gyilkosról, akinek tettei emberek millióit sokkolták. Az alapos kutatást és lebilincselő történetszövést kombinálva Larson könyve a történelem felfedezését kínálja a legjobb regények izgalmával.

Erik Larson - Fenevadak ​kertje
A ​Fenevadak kertjét nemcsak a korszak feszültséggel teli légköre járja át, de feledhetetlen képet kapunk a bizarr Göringről és a látszólag lehengerlő, de valódi lényét tekintve vészjósló Goebbelsről. Larson olyan hitelesen és életszerűen ábrázolja az eseményeket, hogy szinte szemtanúi lehetünk ennek a meglepően sokszínű és bonyolult időszaknak. Az eredmény lenyűgöző, nem lehet letenni a művet, amely kitüntetett figyelmet szentel annak a kérdésnek, vajon miért nem ismerte fel a világ a komor fenyegetést, amit Hitler jelentett mindaddig, amíg Berlint és Európát el nem borította a vér és a borzalom.

Erik Larson - The ​Devil in the White City
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.

Erik Larson - Dead ​Wake
On ​May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, 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 surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—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. 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. 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 and 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 Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.

Erik Larson - Lethal ​Passage
This ​devastating book begins with an account of a crime that is by now almost commonplace: on December 16, 1988, sixteen-year-old Nicholas Elliot walked into his Virginia high school with a Cobray M-11/9 and several hundred rounds of ammunition tucked in his backpack. By day's end, he had killed one teacher and severely wounded another. In Lethal Passage Erik Larson shows us how a disturbed teenager was able to buy a weapon advertised as "the gun that made the eighties roar." In so doing, he not only illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate.

Erik Larson - In ​the Garden of Beasts
The ​time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi 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.

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