Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” 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 murder. With his unparalleled narrative skills, Erik Larson guides us through a relentlessly suspenseful chase over 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.

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Genre : History
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Crown
Release : 2006-10-24
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9780307351920


Robotech Visual Archive Genesis Climber Mospeada

Robotech Visual Archive Genesis Climber Mospeada

Robotech is a sweeping science-fiction anime epic in which humans use a vast arsenal of transforming robotic mecha to defend the Earth against alien domination. The franchise has captivated fans for over 35 years, and is widely credited with popularizing anime around the world. Robotech Visual Archive: Genesis Climber MOSPEADA is the ultimate collection of artwork gathered from Robotech's third saga -- "The New Generation". Included in this epic tome are mecha designs, character illustrations, pre-production concepts, key art, location artwork, a full episode guide, and more!

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Author : UDON
Publisher : Udon Entertainment
Release : 2021-03-09
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 1772940259


Thunderstruck Other Stories

Thunderstruck Other Stories

WINNER OF THE STORY PRIZE • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYNEWSDAY NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • San Francisco Chronicle • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Miami Herald • Publishers Weekly • Kirkus Reviews From the author of the beloved novel The Giant's House—finalist for the National Book Award—comes a beautiful new story collection, her first in twenty years. Laced through with the humor, the empathy, and the rare and magical descriptive powers that have led Elizabeth McCracken's fiction to be hailed as “exquisite” (The New York Times Book Review), “funny and heartbreaking” (The Boston Globe), and “a true marvel” (San Francisco Chronicle), these nine vibrant stories navigate the fragile space between love and loneliness. In “Property,” selected by Geraldine Brooks forThe Best American Short Stories, a young scholar, grieving the sudden death of his wife, decides to refurbish the Maine rental house they were to share together by removing his landlord's possessions. In “Peter Elroy: A Documentary by Ian Casey,” the household of a successful filmmaker is visited years later by his famous first subject, whose trust he betrayed. In “The Lost & Found Department of Greater Boston,” the manager of a grocery store becomes fixated on the famous case of a missing local woman, and on the fate of the teenage son she left behind. And in the unforgettable title story, a family makes a quixotic decision to flee to Paris for a summer, only to find their lives altered in an unimaginable way by their teenage daughter's risky behavior. In Elizabeth McCracken's universe, heartache is always interwoven with strange, charmed moments of joy—an unexpected conversation with small children, the gift of a parrot with a bad French accent—that remind us of the wonder and mystery of being alive.Thunderstruck & Other Stories shows this inimitable writer working at the full height of her powers. Praise for Thunderstruck & Other Stories “Restorative, unforgettable . . . McCracken knows how loss can melt reality, forever altering a person's sense of time. . . . In her new collection, McCracken gives brilliantly splintered life to just that kind of story. . . . A powerful testament to the scratchy humor and warm intelligence of McCracken's writing.”—Sylvia Brownrigg, The New York Times Book Review(Editor's Choice) “Stunningly beautiful . . . brilliantly moving . . . Moments of joy and pure magic flicker and pitch-perfect humor acts as a furtive SOS signal through the fog of loss.”—Los Angeles Times “The draw here is mesmerizing strangeness, heightened by McCracken's extraordinary images.”—NPR “[A] bewitching and wise collection . . . playful, even joyful.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Elizabeth McCracken is a national treasure. . . . The stories here are brilliant, funny and heartbreaking.”—Paul Harding,The Wall Street Journal “McCracken is one of my favorite writers. . . . She writes with acuity, soul, and a kind of easy grace that probably kills her, about characters she has created to love. . . . Anything new by her is an excuse for wild, drunken celebration.”—Nick Hornby, The Believer From the Hardcover edition.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Elizabeth McCracken
Publisher : Dial Press Trade Paperback
Release : 2015
Total Pages : 247 Pages
ISBN : 9780812987676


Chief Thunderstruck And The Big Bad Bear

Chief Thunderstruck And The Big Bad Bear

Set in the Viking world of long boats, looting and grand adventure, The Goose Pimple Bay Sagas relate the hilarious tales of a noble family with a difference. In the final book of the quartet, a message reaches Goose Pimple Bay that Chief Thunderstruck is in trouble. He's been trapped in a cave on an ice flow by a fierce polar bear, who has a nasty glint in his eye when he looks at Chief Thunderstruck's bearskin coat. Together Whiff Erik, Spike Carbuncle and Fangtrude sail off to the rescue. But it's up to Fangtrude, being part wolverine, to save the day.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Karen Wallace
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2012-05-24
Total Pages : 64 Pages
ISBN : 9781408152867


Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

What if your new best friend was a ghost? Getting struck by lightning whilst huddling under a tree isn't exactly the way Alisha and Theo would have chosen to get out of sports day . . . Surviving the strike makes them see life differently. It also makes them notice Doug and Lizzie. Struck by lightning under that same tree on the common in 1975, the two teenagers have been hanging out there ever since. Doug and Lizzie are funny, clever, brave - and quite happy about making friends with a pair of ten-year-olds. OK, fair point, they are dead, and Doug's trousers are worryingly flared. But you can't have everything. But something sinister is going on at school - although only Theo and Alisha seem to be able to see it. What can it mean when ragged faceless entities keep staring in through the windows? Not all ghosts are friendly like Doug and Lizzie . . . but are these phantoms really the harbingers of doom for all the kids at Beechwood Junior? A fun and fast-paced ghostly mystery with lightning strike

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Ali Sparkes
Publisher : Oxford University Press - Children
Release : 2017-03-02
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9780192739377


Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

The lone cowboy… Damon Harrison never gets too involved. A cowboy at heart, Damon has turned his commitment phobia into a living—flipping houses. The only exceptions to that rule? His foster family at Thunder Mountain Ranch. And now those "exceptions" have talked Damon into working on a new project with a carpenter named Phil… Only, "Phil" is a nickname for Philomena Turner. She has a wicked way with carpentry and an even wickeder way of turning Damon's head. And the chemistry is like a lightning bolt of lust. But Phil wants a family and a home, and no hotshot cowboy—even a tantalizingly sexy one—will change that. All she can steal are a few nights of sizzling passion before she has to set this lone cowboy free…

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publisher : Harlequin
Release : 2015-07-01
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781460384183


Thunderstruck

Thunderstruck

Stevie Moon is famous...at least to the subscribers on her comic review vlog. At school, she’s as plain as the gray painted walls in the cafeteria. So when Blake, the hot new guy at school, shows an interest in her, she knows trouble when she sees it. Been there. And never doing it again. As the son of the god Thor, Blake Foster's been given an important mission—to recover the Norse god Heimdall’s sacred and powerful horn before someone uses it to herald in the destruction of the entire universe. But while Blake is great in a fight, the battlefield that is a high school’s social scene is another matter. Blake knows his only choice is to team up with the adorable Stevie, but she's not willing to give him even the time of day. He'll need to woo the girl and find the horn if he hopes to win this war. Who better to tackle Stevie's defenses than the demi-god of thunder?

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Genre : Young Adult Fiction
Author : Brenda Drake
Publisher : Entangled: Crave
Release : 2017-09-11
Total Pages : 258 Pages
ISBN : 9781640633674


Thunder Struck

Thunder Struck

Kedna has been consigned to fostering on the empty world of Iskan when her power and her health become dangerous. Being mentored by a planetary Avatar is difficult, but moving the weather for an entire world is second nature. When she is older and her skills are needed off world, she is paired with her first member of the Sector Guard. He is a pain in the butt and harbours resentments toward her for hogging his ancestral planet. She simply concentrates on the job and earns his respect in the bargain. Fast forward to her twenty-third birthday and they cross paths again. This time, she knows his measure and he knows hers. Respect turns to fascination and progresses into a flirtation that crosses the stars.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Viola Grace
Publisher : Devine Destinies
Release : 2014-04-01
Total Pages : 52 Pages
ISBN : 9781771119122


Lightning Strikes

Lightning Strikes

Lightning did strike twice in 2020, as the Tampa Bay Lightning triumphed over the Dallas Stars to seize their second Stanley Cup in franchise history.Lightning Strikes: The Tampa Bay Lightning's Unforgettable Run to the 2020 Stanley Cup takes Bolts fans through the surreal and remarkable 2019-2020 season, in which the perennial contenders finally claimed the ultimate prize. Whether striving to prove their worth following 2019's shocking early playoff elimination, dealing with the long-term injury of captain Steven Stamkos or adapting to new norms amid a global pandemic, Jon Cooper's squad demonstrated clear vision and incredible heart on their path to victory. Through insightful stories from longtime Lightning insider Erik Erlendsson and dynamic photos, relive all the key moments, including the exuberant five-overtime win against the Columbus Blue Jackets, hard-fought playoff series against the Boston Bruins and New York Islanders and finally hoisting the Stanley Cup in the Edmonton bubble after triumphing over the Stars. This commemorative book also features in-depth stories on popular figures like Stamkos, Cooper, Victor Hedman, Brayden Point, and m

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Genre : Sports & Recreation
Author : Erik Erlendsson
Publisher : Triumph Books
Release : 2020-09-30
Total Pages : 128 Pages
ISBN : 9781641256223


Lethal Passage

Lethal Passage

This devastating book illuminates America's gun culture -- its manufacturers, dealers, buffs, and propagandists -- but also offers concrete solutions to our national epidemic of death by firearm. It 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." The result is a book that can -- and should -- save lives, and that has already become an essential text in the gun-control debate. With a new afterword. "Touches on all aspects of the gun issue in this country. Gives great voice to that feeling...that something real must be done." --San Diego Union-Tribune "One of the most readable anti-gun treatises in years." --Washington Post Book World

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Erik Larson
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-07-27
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9780307803313