While on a working vacation recently, I read two very interesting books by the same author, Erik Larson, "Thunderstruck" & "In the Garden of Beasts". Larson says he is a writer just so he can travel the world digging up little known historical facts. "Thunderstruck" tells more about the early trials of Marconi and the problems he encountered when he took his apparatus to England than I have ever read before. In "Thunderstruck" Larson couples the parallel story of one Dr. Crippen, who was the first murderer caught by Scotland Yard via the use of the new "wireless", with it's development by Marconi. "In the Garden of the Beasts" tells the goings on of the newly appointed & ill suited, US Ambassador Dodd to Germany from 1933-1937. Lots of inside info of the goings on and how the "clueless" Americans thought they could contain Hitler & his cronies. Both books were very well researched and written. Highly recommended to those interested in history.