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Praise for Thunderstruck

"Larson again pairs a murderer and a genius in another gripping, fact-filled account that reads better than fiction."
--New York Daily News

"With the glittering Edwardian age as backdrop, Larson has produced another masterpiece of popular history, again intertwining plots that prove grippingly to bear a relation to one another. Simply fantastic!"
--Library Journal

"This page-turner from the best-selling author of The Devil in the White City is sure to delight history buffs and anyone who loves a good story."
--Parade magazine

"Splendid, beautifully written...triumphantly resurrects the spirit of another age, when one man's public genius linked the world, while another's private turmoil made him a symbol of the end of "the great hush" and the first victim of a new era when instant communication, now inescapable, conquered the world.
--James L. Swanson, author of Manhunt

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Praise for The Devil in the White City

"Larson has a spooky eye for the small stories that hum and flicker underneath grand narratives, the unlikely intersections that so beautifully illuminate and amplify our understanding of history."
--Entertainment Weekly

"[Larson] relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel....A dynamic, enveloping book."
--Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Hugely engrossing...exceedingly well-documented, exhaustive without being excessive, and utterly fascinating...deserves to be popular everywhere."
--Rosellen Brown, Chicago Tribune

"An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep-defying fiction."
--TimeOut New York

"A great story, recounted with authority, entertainment, and insight...Larson writes with marvelous confidence, enthusiasm, polish, and scholarship."
--New York Daily News

"Everything popular history should be."
--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gripping drama, captured with a reporter's nose for a good story and a novelist's flair for telling it....Superb."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already."
--Esquire

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