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Cold Cases: Icy Books Offer Relief From The Heat

The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson. New York Times best seller. This book masterfully combines the true stories of a serial killer and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair (so many "firsts" and connections to later acheivements of well know men). All spoken words are verified from written sources, but it reads like a fast-paced novel. Larson paints an incredible picture of the time period.

from Washington Post

Erik Larson’s ‘In the Garden of Beasts’

16. A political memoir


Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. This isn't my favorite of Larson's books; however, it is an interesting look at the development of Marconi's wireless and the politics behind the success/failure of the invention, while also weaving in the story of Crippen, a man who murdered his psychologically abusive wife, which is what made wireless popular, when many doubted its usefulness.

from Flavorwire

10 Nonfiction Books That Will Define the Conversation in 2015

With a narrative as smooth as the titular passenger liner, Larson (In the Garden of Beasts) delivers a riveting account of one of the most tragic events of WWI - See more at:

from ohdizzle

Top Ten Tuesdays — 10 Non-fiction Books for the Novel Lover

Because I like the idea of non-fiction books.

Erik Larson’s Gripping Account of Pre-War Germany: In The Garden of Beasts


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania -- the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania 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..........

from Society6

Basic Art Print by Erik Larson

I want this print on a baby blanket!


lindy-bombing - keep watch for our blog and the history of street dance - this was part of it