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Author Erik Larson on DEAD WAKE: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
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Q&A: Author Erik Larson
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WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
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Erik Larson Interview
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::2011/06/09::
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Erik Larson on the Lusitania, suspenseful nonfiction and DEAD WAKE
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Erik Larson: Bring your book, pass it over, run
Erik Larson: Bring your book, pass it over, run
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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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BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
BOMC Favorites: Erik Larson
::2011/06/16::
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Erik Larson-In the Garden of Beasts-Bookbits author interview
Erik Larson-In the Garden of Beasts-Bookbits author interview
::2011/06/23::
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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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Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
::2015/03/10::
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Kirkus TV Interview with Bestselling Author Erik Larson
Kirkus TV Interview with Bestselling Author Erik Larson
::2015/03/16::
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Authors Revealed - Erik Larson
Authors Revealed - Erik Larson
::2011/05/20::
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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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WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
WSJ Books: Discussion with Author Erik Larson
::2015/03/11::
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Erik Larson on Odd Characters and
Erik Larson on Odd Characters and 'The Sound of Music'
::2015/03/12::
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Erik Larson Reads From New Book,
Erik Larson Reads From New Book, 'Dead Wake'
::2015/03/10::
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WSJ Book Club: Erik Larson on "The Maltese Falcon"
WSJ Book Club: Erik Larson on "The Maltese Falcon"
::2015/03/19::
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Biographile presents: Erik Larson on German U-boat Captain Who Sank the Lusitania
Biographile presents: Erik Larson on German U-boat Captain Who Sank the Lusitania
::2015/03/11::
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The Origin of Larson
The Origin of Larson's 'Devil in the White City'
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Review : The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Review : The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
::2014/08/09::
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Inside The New York Times Book Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’
Inside The New York Times Book Review: Erik Larson’s ‘Dead Wake’
::2015/03/06::
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EverydayEbook presents: Erik Larson on 21st Century Lessons from the sinking of the Lusitania
EverydayEbook presents: Erik Larson on 21st Century Lessons from the sinking of the Lusitania
::2015/03/11::
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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 Reads From New Book,
Erik Larson Reads From New Book, 'Dead Wake'
::2015/03/11::
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Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
Erik Larson on How He Gets His Ideas
::2015/03/11::
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In the Garden of Beasts Love by Erik Larson
In the Garden of Beasts Love by Erik Larson
::2011/05/24::
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania  Erik Larson It Had to Be Him Tamra Baumann
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Erik Larson It Had to Be Him Tamra Baumann
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THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson (full audiobook)
THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY by Erik Larson (full audiobook)
::2015/02/10::
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
::2015/03/17::
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The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America
::2014/07/08::
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Mysteries of the Lusitania disaster resurface
Mysteries of the Lusitania disaster resurface
::2015/03/18::
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
::2015/03/22::
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaBy Erik Larson
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The Origin of Larson
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Dr. Judy Wood & Prof. Eric Larsen on 9/11 Cover-Up & Denial Of Truth - Reynolds Reveal # 36 - 8/1/14
Dr. Judy Wood & Prof. Eric Larsen on 9/11 Cover-Up & Denial Of Truth - Reynolds Reveal # 36 - 8/1/14
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Erik Larson: Our Voice
Erik Larson: Our Voice
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History Book Review: In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler
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Interview With Erik Larsen
Interview With Erik Larsen
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Eric Larsen
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Naked Consumer
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Devil in the White City by Erik Larson - Book Review
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Prof. Eric Larsen on the 9/11 Cover Up, Liars, Gatekeepers & Psychopathy - Reynolds Reveal #18
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The Bruce Montalvo Show with Dr. Judy Wood - 9/11, DEWs and the Ongoing Cover-Up - Feb. 2015
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Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
Science Book Review: Thunderstruck by Erik Larson
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Dr. Judy Wood & Andrew Johnson on Red Pill Raw Truth with Matthew Horbury - October 9, 2014
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San Diego Comic Con 2012: Erik Larsen
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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, 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, and Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

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]

Journalism[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.[citation needed]

Books[edit]

Larson has also written a number of books, beginning with The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities (1992), followed by Lethal Passage: The Story of a Gun (1995).[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.[citation needed] Next, Larson published Thunderstruck (2006), 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 and his daughter.[3]

Teaching and public speaking[edit]

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

Personal life[edit]

Larson and his wife have three daughters. They reside in New York City, but maintain a home in Seattle, Washington.[2]

He has lived in Philadelphia, Bristol, San Francisco, and Baltimore.[citation needed]

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.

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. ^ "Erik Larson: Best-selling Author of In the Garden of Beasts". Erik Larson: The Books. Retrieved May 25, 2012. 
  4. ^ Larson, Erik (1992). The Naked Consumer: How Our Private Lives Become Public Commodities (1st ed.). H. Holt. ISBN 0805017550. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Larson, Erik (2006). Thunderstruck (1st ed.). New York: Crown Publishers. ISBN 9781400080663. 
  8. ^ Larson, Erik (March 10, 2015). Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Crown. ISBN 9780307408860. 
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