Praise for Thunderstruck
"Larson again pairs a murderer and a genius in another gripping, fact-filled account that reads better than fiction."
"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!"
"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."
"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.
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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."
"[Larson] relentlessly fuses history and entertainment to give this nonfiction book the dramatic effect of a novel....A dynamic, enveloping book."
"Hugely engrossing...exceedingly well-documented, exhaustive without being excessive, and utterly fascinating...deserves to be popular everywhere."
"An irresistible page-turner that reads like the most compelling, sleep-defying fiction."
"A great story, recounted with authority, entertainment, and insight...Larson writes with marvelous confidence, enthusiasm, polish, and scholarship."
"Everything popular history should be."
"Gripping drama, captured with a reporter's nose for a good story and a novelist's flair for telling it....Superb."
"So good, you find yourself asking how you could not know this already."
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