Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (on CD)

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson [Compact Disc 940.451 Lar] 

This book looks at the Lusitania’s last voyage from several viewpoints in chronological order. You come to understand the actions of the u-boat, why some responsibility for the sinking belongs to British intelligence, why our president was distracted at the time, and how this all impacted those sailing on the ship. It’s’ a balanced look at a bit of history most of us have heard about but really have little in depth knowledge of, yet was a major turning point of WWI.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try A Night to Remember by Walter Lord (910.45 Lor) The original book about the Titanic and basic resource for many of the books that followed. Lord was able to interview many survivors and shares their stories as well as the ship’s.] [ official Dead Wake page on the official Erik Larson web site ]

Recommended by Sandy W.
Gere Branch Library

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