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Author Larson, Erik, 1954- author.

Title Dead wake [sound recording] : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Books on Tape : Random House Audio, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Audiobook CD    940.4514 LAR    Available
 GDL Pacific Park Library Audiobook CD    940.4514 LAR    Available
Description 11 audio discs (approx. 13 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 130000
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical
audio file CD audio
Performer Read by Scott Brick.
Note Unabridged.
Compact discs.
Subtitle from container.
Summary "On 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 strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, 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 more-- all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history"-- provided by publisher.
Subject Lusitania (Steamship)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, German.
Shipping -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Brick, Scott, narrator.
ISBN 9780553551648 (Books on Tape) : $45.00
0553551647 (Books on Tape)
9780553551624 (Random House Audio) : $45.00
0553551620 (Random House Audio)
Standard No. 9780553551624
Music No. RHA 4822 Books on Tape/Random House Audio

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