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Res of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack He knew over that his ship the fastest then in service could outrun any threat 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 Schwieger's 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 all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history It is a story that many of.

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Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1 1915 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 anxious Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone and for months its U boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic Greyhounds and her captain William Thomas Turner placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictu. When a new Erik Larson arrives I drop everything and read it In my book he s one of the few authors who can make history positively come alive And hi

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Us think we know but don't 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 mystery and real life suspense Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President 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 that helped place America on the road to war. Excellent Retelling of the Sinking of the LusitaniaI don t read a lot of nonfictionBut Erik Larson s books read like novelsHe s an excellent writer He


10 thoughts on “Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

  1. says:

    When a new Erik Larson arrives I drop everything and read it In my book he’s one of the few authors who can make history positively come alive And his opening note held forth a big promise “I give you now the

  2. says:

    ”He saw the body of the torpedo moving well ahead of the wake through water he described as being ‘a beautiful green’ The torpedo ‘was covered with a silvery phosphorescence you might term it which was caused by the air escaping from the motors’He said ‘It was a beautiful sight’” The last known photo of th

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    Dead Wake is named a 2015 notable non fiction book by the Washington Post The track lingered on the surface like a long pale scar In maritime vernacular the trail of fading disturbance whether from ship or torpedo

  4. says:

    Larson writes wonderful narrative non fiction and in this book he has surpassed his own self The amount of research that went into this book is staggering It doesn't just cover the bombing of the Lusitania it covers everything going once at the time and What it is like inside a submarine the roles of the crew members how it feels and even how it smells president Wilson's grief at the death of his wife and his courting of

  5. says:

    This reminded me a lot of the movie Titantic not just because it’s about a disaster at sea but also it would have been a lot shorter and better without the romantic subplot Only in this case it was US President Woodrow Wilson and Edith Bolling Galt instead of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet Although I gotta

  6. says:

    When I came across a radio interview with Erik Larson talking about his new Lusitania book Dead Wake I knew I had to have it I was excited Like I’m going to buy this on my phone as soon as I park my car excited

  7. says:

    The Devil is in the detail and Erik Larson's Dead wake The last crossing of the Lusitania is certainly packed full of detail but details that for me made this book such a worthwhile read Living in Ireland I thought I was informed through history classes in school of the events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania off the cost

  8. says:

    Excellent Retelling of the Sinking of the LusitaniaI don't read a lot of nonfictionBut Erik Larson's books read like novelsHe's an excellent writer He choses historical events that contain a compelling story He fills the books with details that bring the time place and people to life He does an enormous amount of researchI loved Larson's The Devil in the White City Murder Magic and Madness at the Fair that Changed America a story about the

  9. says:

    WowThis is an all embracing historical heartbreak storya tragedy that could have been avoided The seas were a war zoneRight from the start we learn that their were delays leaving New York America was not yet at war yet in May 1915 against Germany Red flag warnings were everywhere They were suppose to run the ship on 4 engi

  10. says:

    I found this book to be fascinating While I’ve read a few different books about the Lusitania in the past this has got to be one of the best ones I’ve read so far Erik Larson’s writing is so descriptive that it gives you the sense that you’ve time traveled to the time of the event It just about gives a moment by mo