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Erik Larson (born January 3, 1954) is an American journalist and author of mostly nonfiction books. He has written a number of bestsellers, including 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, among other awards. Larson released his first fiction novel, in audiobook format only, titled No One Goes Alone on September 28, 2021. Early life and education Larson was born in Brooklyn and grew up in Freeport, Long Island, New York. 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. He was inspired to go into journalism after seeing the movie All the President's Men. Writing career 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, where he is still a contributing writer. His magazine stories have appeared in The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and other publications. Books Larson has written a number of books, mostly historical nonfiction. In a 2016 interview with the Knoxville Mercury, Larson stated he does all of his own research, asking, "why should I let anybody else have that fun?" He also rejected the idea of trying to imagine or take factual liberties with scenes and conversations from the past, stating that in his work, "anything that appears in quote is something that came from a historical document." He included among his literary inspirations David McCullough, Barbara Tuchman, David Halberstam, and Walter Lord. Larson's 2006 book Thunderstruck intersperses the story of Hawley Harvey Crippen with that of Guglielmo Marconi and the invention of radio. Teaching and public speaking 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 across the United States. Personal life Larson has lived in Philadelphia; Bristol, Pennsylvania; San Francisco; and Baltimore. He and his wife have three daughters. They reside in New York City and maintain a home in Seattle, Washington. Works References External links Official website Appearances on C-SPAN. Discover the Erik Larson popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Erik Larson books.

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Fighter's Best Friend

A. Rivers & Alexa RiversJanuary 20, 2022Get

My best friend is hot, rich, and emotionally unavailable. Falling in love with him is the worst idea ever but try telling that to my heart. As a doctor who aced her way through medical schoo...

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Words of Wisdom - 100 Inspirational Quotations

Various AuthorsDecember 17, 2012Get

From the world’s greatest thinkers across the centuries, Words of Wisdom is a delightful collection of advice and insight.  With a quotation for every situation, flick through the pag...

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Dirty Wild Sultan - A Steamy Marriage of Convenience Royal Romance

Mahi MistryJuly 7, 2022Get

He is my only chance at freedom. She is the daughter of my enemy. Will their love survive? Zain As the Sultan of one of the most powerful country in Middle-East, I need to find my Sultana. B...

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The Devil I Don't Know: An Arranged Marriage Mafia Romance

L.K. ShawMay 25, 2021Get

Jacob My father is dying, and I’ve been called back to Brooklyn to take my place as the head of the Italian syndicate. After a seven year absence, my first test of loyalty is to marry the ...

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10-Minute Social Psychology

Albert RutherfordJune 7, 2020Get

Would you like to instantly catch people's thoughts, emotions, motivations, and intentions through mere observation? If yes, you've come to the right place!  10-Minute So...

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The Boyfriend Effect

Kendall RyanOctober 13, 2020Get

A sexy new series of standalone romances from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.  I’m not boyfriend material. If a trail of broken hearts and a piss-poor record of failed...

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Stealth

Sarah PeisApril 28, 2022Get

Some mistakes are worth repeating. Freya Olysses loves her quiet life in the sleepy little town of Ferguson. She's made a home where she least expected to. Until her past catches up with her...

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Sophie LoveAugust 16, 2016Get

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Eternal

W.J. MayJanuary 15, 2018Get

She will fight for what is hers. When the king is murdered, Katerina, his only daughter, must flee for her life. She finds herself on a strange and dangerous path. Alone for the first time, ...

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Mindfulness for Beginners: A Practical Guide To Awakening and Finding Peace In Your Life!

Alexander YamashitaJune 19, 2016Get

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to apply the concepts and practices of mindfulness in day to day life.This textual guide begins by presenting common scenarios and moder...

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How to Win Friends and Influence People

Dale CarnegieJuly 7, 2022Get

How to Win Friends and Influence People is a self-help book written by Dale Carnegie, first published in 1936. Over 30 million copies have been sold worldwide, making it one of the best-sell...

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Bedtime Stories for Kids

Uncle AmonJune 15, 2015Get

Are you looking for a children's book that is highly entertaining, great for early readers, and is jam-packed with bedtime stories? This children's storybook has it all! This is an excellent...

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Faking It with #41

Piper RayneSeptember 21, 2021Get

Fake. Being the heir to Jacobs Enterprises, I’ve been around fake people my entire life. I promised myself a long time ago that I wouldn’t change for anyone. Which is the only reason I...

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Mistletoe Madness: A Sweet Small Town Christmas Romance (Santa's Secret Helpers, Book 2)

Leeanna MorganApril 21, 2020Get

Fans of Robyn Carr's Virgin River series will love this small-town, feel-good romance! This Christmas, something magical is happening in Sapphire Bay. Kylie loves everything about Christmas....

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The Irish Cottage: Finding Elizabeth

Juliet GauvinOctober 17, 2015Get

A story about losing your way and finding your life. Book 1 of 3. Elizabeth Lara built a perfect life as San Francisco’s top divorce attorney, but when she loses her great-aunt Mags, the w...

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Tempting Levi

Jules BarnardJune 6, 2017Get

Off-limits never looked so tempting... Levi Cade’s firefighting career burned up after an accident on the job. Then is father died and left him in charge of the family’s multimillion-dol...

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Frankenstein

Mary ShelleyDecember 31, 1817Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Mary Shelley was just 18 when she had a nightmare vision: “I saw the pale student of unhallowed arts kneeling beside the thing he had put together. I saw th...

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The Missing Ones

Patricia GibneyMarch 16, 2017Get

The hole they dug was not deep. A white flour bag encased the little body. Three small faces watched from the window, eyes black with terror.   The child in the middle spoke without tur...

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Reckless at Heart

Zoe YorkJune 2, 2020Get

He's a grumpy silver fox who's about to become a grandfather, and she's the sunshiny young midwife who wants babies of her own…   Owen Kincaid knows how hard it is to have a kid when ...

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Meditations

Emperor of Rome Marcus AureliusDecember 25, 2008Get

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

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Severance

AnonymousMarch 18, 2022Get

When does the cost of staying silent become greater than the price of speaking up? A desperate woman risks everything to expose the sinister company at the heart of Severance , the thrilling...

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The Hunted

A.J. ScudiereJune 20, 2019Get

Lights out. Keep still. Pray for morning. Joule and Cage Mazur feel like prisoners in their home. With something new stalking the streets at night, their family’s only protection is boltin...

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The Ultimate 7 Steps to Awaken Your Alpha Male: How to Conquer Negative Thinking, Become Fearless, Master Confidence, Improve Your Life, Follow Your Passion and Attract Women

Keith BraxtonJuly 21, 2015Get

It’s Time to Unleash the Alpha Male Within You! By the end of this book, I expect you to be able to hold your head up high, laugh at your own fears, embrace your passions, find your desire...

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Nowhere Safe (A Harley Cole FBI Suspense Thriller—Book 1)

Kate BoldSeptember 1, 2022Get

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Lady Danger

Glynnis CampbellOctober 12, 2014Get

Over 250,000 copies read worldwide! The Warrior Maids of Rivenloch... Damsels in shining armor...riding to the rescue! Deirdre, Helena, and Miriel, three kick-arse Scots wenches known as The...

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Let's Taco Bout It

Matthew RyanOctober 1, 2014Get

Mr Taco is feeling sad, it’s not easy being a little taco when everything around you is so BIG! Luckily, Patrick has a few ideas to help his friend... ————  NOT YOUR REGULAR S...

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Relentless

Karen LynchDecember 26, 2013Get

**Now optioned for TV Sometimes, the demons you fight inside are real. Sara Grey’s world shattered ten years ago when her father was brutally murdered. Now at seventeen, she is still haunt...

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The Great Gatsby

F. Scott FitzgeraldApril 10, 1925Get

An Apple Books Classics edition. The Roaring Twenties are in full effect in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s riveting classic. Man-about-town Jay Gatsby seems to have it all, including loads of money...

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

L. Frank BaumMay 17, 1900Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. You’ve seen the iconic 1939 movie, but do you know about the talking field mice, the Winkies, and the Witch of the North that appear in the original book? L...

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The Cowgirl's Forever Love

Vivian ArendMay 21, 2019Get

Return to Heart Falls—a place for family, friends, and falling in love.   The first stand alone novel in a new trilogy by New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend.   Lisa C...

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Emotional Intelligence Mastery: A Practical Guide to Improving Your EQ

Eric JordanAugust 2, 2016Get

Become Emotionally Smarter with a Practical Approach! Emotional intelligence has been a buzzword in the personal growth industry and in high-level corporate recruitment strategies since 1995...

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Little Women

Louisa May AlcottSeptember 29, 1868Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Meet the Marches! Louisa May Alcott’s classic introduces us to four unforgettable sisters: beautiful Meg, tomboyish Jo, delicate Beth, and Amy, the indulged...

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What Lies Beneath

Adam CroftJuly 28, 2020Get

The first in a stunning new crime series from 2m+ international bestseller Adam Croft. A peaceful Sunday morning in Rutland is shattered when a dead body is discovered on the rocks at Norman...

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Finding Cinderella

Colleen HooverOctober 14, 2013Get

#1 New York Times bestselling author of It Starts with Us and It Ends With Us writes a free novella about the search for happily ever after. A chance encounter in the dark leads eighteen-yea...

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Manifesting Abundance: How to Manifest Your Desires Using the Law of Attraction

Beau NortonSeptember 26, 2015Get

Did you know that up to 95% of the people that attempt to use the law of attraction to manifest their desires see no noticeable results? The truth is that most people fail to use the law of ...

Stop Procrastinating & Overthinking: Learn The Mind Hacks To Cure Your Procrastination Habit And Improve Your Perseverance To Overcome Laziness. Eliminate Negative Thoughts And Stop Worrying e-book Download

Stop Procrastinating & Overthinking: Learn The Mind Hacks To Cure Your Procrastination Habit And Improve Your Perseverance To Overcome Laziness. Eliminate Negative Thoughts And Stop Worrying

Sebastian GoodwinMarch 25, 2021Get

"I TRIED EVERYTHING ELSE, BUT IT'S STILL A NEVER-ENDING BATTLE…" Everybody knows that procrastination is the biggest waste of time – I am talking about those moments when you imagine wha...

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iPhone User Guide

Apple Inc.September 12, 2022Get

Here’s everything you need to know about iPhone, straight from Apple. This definitive guide helps you get started using iPhone with iOS 16 and discover all the amazing things it can do.

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Pride and Prejudice

Jane AustenJanuary 28, 1813Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Jane Austen’s beloved classic opens with this witty and very memorable line: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a...

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Kingdoms of Sand: Books 1-3

Daniel ArensonOctober 23, 2018Get

Game of Thrones  meets  Spartacus  in an epic saga of sand and splendor. This bundle contains the first three novels of  Kingdoms of Sand , a fantasy series from a  ...

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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Lewis CarrollNovember 25, 1865Get

An Apple Books Classic edition. Fall down the proverbial rabbit hole with Alice, the intrepid heroine of Lewis Carroll’s classic fantasy! When Alice spies a talking rabbit, she can’t res...

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Herbs and Homicide

Carly WinterJune 9, 2022Get

5 stars, Liz Konkel of Readers' Favorite: The story has an upbeat tone that is typical of the cozy genre though Winter adds a unique quality to it through the use of herbs. The characte...

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How to Think Bigger: Aim Higher, Get More Motivated, and Accomplish Big Things

Martin MeadowsAugust 4, 2015Get

How to Get More Motivated, Set Bigger Goals, and Achieve More by Thinking Bigger Have you ever wondered what separates people who think bigger from people who set their bar low? What makes o...

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Holy Bible

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day SaintsMarch 1, 2013Get

The 2013 edition of the Holy Bible contains all of the study aids contained in the 1979 edition and includes revisions to the study aids, several new photos, updated maps, and adjustments to...

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Today I Am Mad

Michael GordonSeptember 7, 2020Get

Kids feel emotions in big ways! Here's a great story for helping kids manage their feelings. * Help children learn to identify and regulate their ...

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Hunting Season

Kate RudolphApril 5, 2021Get

This werewolf will protect his mate. Owen has one job: keep Stasia from being abducted. Easier said than done when his fiercely independent client tries to fire him the moment they meet. His...

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Rafe

Kathy IvanApril 14, 2020Get

When Sheriff Rafe Boudreau catches Tessa Maxwell climbing through the window of a house where she doesn’t belong, the crime rate isn’t the only thing that spikes.   Turns out, trouble ...

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Watch Me

Stacey KennedySeptember 15, 2020Get

In the Phoenix club, there is only one rule; watch, don't touch, until the powerful owner falls for his new star in this deliciously intriguing romance from USA Today bestselling author Stac...

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The Three Little Pigs

Mark LeskyMarch 22, 2016Get

Classic fairy tales, legends and folk stories in short version without violence retold with lovely illustrations in simple language. Perfect for reading aloud to small children or for m...

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The Art Of Letting Go

Thought CatalogFebruary 29, 2016Get

We often struggle to let some people go especially when they made that decision. We question the universe, we question ourselves and we question everyone around us but we never truly get our...

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Fighter's Frenemy

A. RiversMarch 31, 2022Get

I've craved his love for years, but I was invisible to him. Now that I'm ready to move on, he suddenly sees me. And he won't let me go. As the shy, plus-size twin sister of a professional ca...

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