I have to tell you about a book I have got to re-read. If you like suspense, true crime and factual radio from the turn of the century (20th century, not 21st) you will really want to read Thunderstruck by Erik Larson. This is the true story of Guglielmo Marconi and how he developed his version of the wireless.
The story follows him from his early years on through his trials and tribulations evolving wireless to a point where it was commercially practical. It's extremely interesting to see the approach he took and the lessons he learned along the way. Intertwined with the Marconi story is a true crime story from England of murderer Hawley Crippen and the two stories come together in an very exciting fashion. The book is definitely worth the time as the story is captivating and extremely informative for we radio junkies. The fact that it is true makes it all the more interesting. You will not be disappointed with this read. Here are the details: