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Author : Erik Larson Pages : 430 pages Publisher : Broadway Books Language : ISBN-10 : 0307408876 ISBN-13 : 9780307408 877

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania #1 Ne w Yor k Tim es Bes tsel lerF ro m the bes tsel ling aut hor and


ma ster of nar rati ve non ficti on co me s the ent hral ling stor y of the sin kin g of the Lusi tani aO n Ma y 1, 191 5, wit h WW I ent erin g its ten th mo


nth ,a lux ury oce an line r as rich ly app oint ed as an Eng lish cou ntr y hou se sail ed out of Ne w Yor k, bou nd for Liv erp ool, carr yin ga rec ord nu


mb er of chil dre n and infa nts. The pas sen ger s wer e sur pris ingl y at eas e, eve n tho ugh Ger ma ny had dec lare d the sea s aro und Brit ain to be


a war zon e. For mo nth s, Ger ma n Uboa ts had bro ugh t terr or to the Nor th Atla ntic . But the Lusi tani a was one of the era’ s gre at tra nsa


tlan tic “Gr eyh oun ds” —t he fast est line r the n in ser vice —a nd her cap tain , Will iam Tho ma s Tur ner , pla ced tre me ndo us fait h in the gen tle ma


nly stri ctur es of war fare tha t for a cen tur y had kep t civil ian shi ps saf e fro m atta ck. Ger ma ny, ho we ver, was det erm ine d to cha nge the rule


s of the ga me, and Wal the r Sch wie ger , the cap tain of Unt ers eeb oot 20, was hap py to obli ge. Me an whil e, an ultr asec ret Brit ish inte llig enc


e unit trac ked Sch wie ger’ s Uboa t, but told no one . As U20 and the Lusi tani a ma de thei r wa y tow ard Liv erp ool, an arr ay of forc es bot h


gra nd and ach ingl y sm all —h ubri s, a cha nce fog, a clos ely gua rde d sec ret, and mo re —al l con ver ged to pro duc e one of the gre at dis ast ers


of hist ory. It is a stor y tha t ma ny of us thin k we kno w but don ’t, and Erik Lar son tell s it thri llin gly, swi tchi ng bet we en hun ter and hun ted whil


e pai ntin ga larg er por trai t of Am eric a at the hei ght of the Pro gre ssiv e Era . Full of gla mo ur and sus pen se, Dea d Wa ke brin gs to life a cas


t of evo cati ve cha ract ers, fro m fam ed Bos ton boo ksel ler Cha rles Lau riat to pio nee ring fem ale arc hite ct The oda te Pop e to Pre sid ent Wo odr ow Wil son


,a ma n lost to grie f, dre adi ng the wid eni ng war but als o cap tiva ted by the pro spe ct of ne w lov e. Gri ppi ng and imp ort ant, Dea d Wa ke


cap tur es the she er dra ma and em otio nal po wer of a dis ast er wh ose inti mat e det ails and tru e me ani ng hav e lon g bee n obs cur ed by hist


ory. Fro m the Har dco ver edit ion. Not es: 361 410 ;Bi blio gra phy : 411 418 ;In dex : 419 430 ;A Rea der' s Gui de: 435 438 A Con ver sati on


wit h Erik Lar son : 439 443 An ess ay fro m Erik Lar son : "W her e Ide as Co me Fro m": 445 452 Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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