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Author Larson, Erik, 1954- author.

Title Dead wake [text (large print)] : the last crossing of the Lusitania / Erik Larson.

Publication Info. New York : Random House Large Print, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Large Type Non-Fiction    940.4514 LAR    Available
Edition First large print edition.
Description xiv, 648 pages (large print) : illustration, map ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Physical Medium large print. rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographic references (pages 515-624) and index.
Summary "On May 1, 1915, with World War I entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner 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 era's 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 ultrasecret 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"--Back cover.
Subject Lusitania (Steamship)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, German
Shipping -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Large type books
Added Title Last crossing of the Lusitania
ISBN 9780804194617 (paperback)
0804194610 (paperback)

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