Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania
IL: UG - BL: 8.6 - AR Pts: 20
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430 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Level 8.6, 20 Points
Level 8.6, 20 Points
Includes bibliographical references and index.
On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the eras great transatlantic "Greyhounds"-the fastest liner then in service-and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwiegers U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small-hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more-all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.It is a story that many of us think we know but dont, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Larson, E. (2015). Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania . Crown Publishers.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik, 1954-. 2015. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. New York: Crown Publishers.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik, 1954-. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania New York: Crown Publishers, 2015.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Crown Publishers, 2015.
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