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This page covers the author of A Force To Be Reckoned With (Savage Dragon, Vol. 2).

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Erik Larson (2) has been aliased into Erik Larsen.

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Erik Larson has 11 upcoming events.

Apr
9
Erik Larson
Ethical Society of St. Louis, Thursday, April 9 at 7pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
13
PREMIER EVENT: ERIK LARSON
Kepler's Books, Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm
Credit: Benjamin Benschneider

PREMIER EVENT: Erik Larson

Monday, April 13, 7:30pm

Dead wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Tickets are available at Kepler's and online at Brown Paper Tickets

On the 100th anniversary of the Lusitania disaster, comes the enthralling story of the sinking ship from Erik Larson.

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.

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, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster that helped place America on the road to war.

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in fourteen countries.

Location: Street: 1010 El Camino Real City: Menlo Park, Province: California Postal Code: 94025-4349 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
10
Erik Larson
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
21
Erik Larson
Wilton Library Association, Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)
Apr
11
Erik Larson
University Bookstore, Saturday, April 11 at 6pm
Erik Larson (Isaac's Storm, Lethal passage, In the Garden of Beasts, The Devil in the White City, Thunderstruck, Dead Wake)

Erik Larson is the author of four national bestsellers: In the Garden of Beasts, Thunderstruck, The Devil in the White City, and Isaac's Storm, which have collectively sold more than 5.5 million copies. His books have been published in seventeen countries. (added from Random House)… (more)

Erik Larson has 1 media appearance.

Sep
14
Erik Larson
Booknotes, Sunday, September 14, 2003
Erik Larson discusses The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America.

—from the publisher's website Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the Flatiron Building in New York and Union Station in Washington, D.C. The murderer was Henry H. Holmes, a young doctor who, in a malign parody of the White City, built his “World’s Fair Hotel” just west of the fairgrounds—a torture palace complete with dissection table, gas chamber, and 3,000-degree crematorium. Burnham overcame tremendous obstacles and tragedies as he organized the talents of Frederick Law Olmsted, Charles McKim, Louis Sullivan, and others to transform swampy Jackson Park into the White City, while Holmes used the attraction of the great fair and his own satanic charms to lure scores of young women to their deaths. What makes the story all the more chilling is that Holmes really lived, walking the grounds of that dream city by the lake. The Devil in the White City draws the reader into a time of magic and majesty, made all the more appealing by a supporting cast of real-life characters, including Buffalo Bill, Theodore Dreiser, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Edison, Archduke Francis Ferdinand, and others. In this book the smoke, romance, and mystery of the Gilded Age come alive as never before. Erik Larson’s gifts as a storyteller are magnificently displayed in this rich narrative of the master builder, the killer, and the great fair that obsessed them both. (timspalding)… (more)

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