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Erik Larson-In the Garden of Beasts-Bookbits author interview
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::2011/06/23::
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Erik Larson Interview
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Audio Book Review: Isaac
Audio Book Review: Isaac's Storm by Erik Larson (Author), Edward Herrmann (Narrator)
::2012/09/25::
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Authors Revealed - Erik Larson
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::2011/05/20::
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Audio Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (Author), Bob Balaban (Narrator)
Audio Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson (Author), Bob Balaban (Narrator)
::2012/09/25::
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BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
::2011/06/16::
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Hotel Angeline: Writer
Hotel Angeline: Writer's Quirks (feat. Erik Larson, Julia Quinn, many more)
::2011/05/10::
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Erik Larson: Our Voice
Erik Larson: Our Voice
::2012/02/28::
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Lone Star Daybreak by Erik L. Larson
Lone Star Daybreak by Erik L. Larson
::2013/02/27::
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Hotel Angeline: Erik Larson, Chapter 24
Hotel Angeline: Erik Larson, Chapter 24
::2011/04/25::
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In the Garden of Beasts Love by Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts Love by Erik Larson
::2011/05/25::
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Frameworks | Listening to God
Frameworks | Listening to God's Call | Eric Larson Author
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Frameworks | Expand Your Biblical Literacy | Eric Larson Author
Frameworks | Expand Your Biblical Literacy | Eric Larson Author
::2013/10/15::
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The Devil in the White City - Leonardo DiCaprio, Erik Larson -- Tyrone Rubin Film Show
The Devil in the White City - Leonardo DiCaprio, Erik Larson -- Tyrone Rubin Film Show
::2010/11/09::
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Spokane first-year medical student Erik Larson
Spokane first-year medical student Erik Larson
::2013/02/19::
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Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
::2012/08/14::
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Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by The #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson
Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by The #1 New York Times bestselling author Erik Larson
::2012/08/12::
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Erik Larson Hardest Thing To Write About
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::2011/06/12::
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Interview With Erik Larsen
Interview With Erik Larsen
::2011/03/10::
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In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson; Book Trailer
In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson; Book Trailer
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The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson Book Review
The Devil In The White City By Erik Larson Book Review
::2011/11/19::
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Erik Larson & Peacemaker "Never Coming Back"
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::2013/07/21::
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Erik Larson & Peacemaker "Changing Colors" @ Strange Brew Lounge 8/10/13
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::2013/08/14::
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Johnny Law Erik Larson Don
Johnny Law Erik Larson Don't Sacrifice May 20 2012
::2012/05/21::
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Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Book Review
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Book Review
::2011/01/31::
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Book Trailer: In The Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
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::2012/06/02::
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Motion Picture Script-Erik Larson
Motion Picture Script-Erik Larson
::2011/12/30::
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Steve Bertrand on Books: Erik Larson on "In the Garden of Beasts"
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::2012/05/03::
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"A Hope in the Unseen" Group 1
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Johnny Law Erik Larson Think About It May 20 2012
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::2012/05/21::
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Audio Book Review: The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Change...
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::2012/09/25::
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Erik Larson- Secret Weapon
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"Two Bad Days" Erik Larson & Peacemaker
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::2008/05/21::
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WonderCon 2011: Erik Larson
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::2011/04/24::
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Naked Consumer
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Erik Larson & Peacemaker "Green River" @ Strange Brew Lounge 8/10/13
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Erik Larson First Solo
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Erik Larson -- Part 6
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Geerten over Liefde & spionage in Hitlers Berlijn - Erik Larson
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Erik Larson -- Part 5
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This page is about the non-fiction author. For the comic book writer, see Erik Larsen; for the Disney animator, see Eric Larson.
Erik Larson (2007)

Erik Larson (born January 3, 1954) is an American journalist and nonfiction author. His books include The Devil in the White City (2003), a history of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and serial killer H. H. Holmes, and In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler's Berlin (2011), a portrayal of William E. Dodd, the first American ambassador to Nazi Germany, and his daughter Martha.

Early life[edit]

Born in Brooklyn, Larson grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York.[1]

He studied Russian history at the University of Pennsylvania and graduated summa cum laude in 1976. After a year off, he attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, graduating in 1978.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Larson's first newspaper job was with The Bucks County Courier Times in Levittown, Pennsylvania, where he wrote about murder, witches, environmental poisons, and other "equally pleasant" things. He later became a features writer for The Wall Street Journal and Time magazine, where he is still a contributing writer. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and other publications.

Larson has also written a number of books, beginning in 1992 with The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities, followed in 1995 by Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun.[2] Larson's next books were Isaac's Storm (1999), about the experiences of Isaac Cline during the Galveston Hurricane of 1900, and The Devil in the White City (2003), about the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago and a series of murders by H. H. Holmes that were committed in the city around the time of the Fair. The Devil in the White City won the 2004 Edgar Award in the Best Fact Crime category. In 2006, Larson published Thunderstruck, which intersperses the story of Hawley Harvey Crippen with that of Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of radio. His next book, In the Garden of Beasts (2011), concerns William E. Dodd, the first American ambassador to Nazi Germany.[3]

Larson has taught non-fiction writing at San Francisco State University, the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and the University of Oregon, and has spoken to audiences from coast to coast.

Personal life[edit]

Larson and his wife have three daughters. They reside in Seattle, Washington.[2]

He has lived in Philadelphia, Bristol, San Francisco, and Baltimore.

Books by Larson[edit]

Erik Larson talks about In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler's Berlin on Bookbits radio.
  • Larson, Erik (1992). The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities (1st ed.). H. Holt. ISBN 0805017550. 
  • Larson, Erik (1994). Lethal Passage: How the Travels of a Single Handgun Expose the Roots of America's Gun Crisis (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 0517596776. 
  • Larson, Erik (1999). Isaac's Storm: A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History (1st ed.). Random House Publishing. ISBN 0-609-60233-0. 
  • Larson, Erik (2003). The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 0-609-60844-4. 
  • Larson, Erik (2006). Thunderstruck (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 9781400080663. 
  • Larson, Erik (2011). In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 9780307408846. 

External links[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Erik Larson, 2003 National Book Award Finalist: Nonfiction, The National Book Foundation. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c About The Author, Erik Larson : Best-selling Author of In the Garden of Beasts. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
  3. ^ The Books, "Erik Larson: Best-selling Author of In the Garden of Beasts. Retrieved May 25, 2012.
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