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Author Larson, Erik, 1954- author.

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

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Storage    940.4514 LAR    Available
Edition First edition.
Description 430 pages : illustration, map ; 25 cm + 1 notebook ((unpaged) ; 28 cm.) in canvas bag.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-418) and index.
Note Each Book Group Kit, contained in a canvas bag, includes 12 copies of the book and one copy of a notebook containing book reviews, discussion questions, author information, a bibliography of the titles in the Book Group Kit collection, bibliographies of books and websites on book groups and enhancements (articles, maps or pictures) to help understand the book.
Contents Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Personal effects.
Summary "On May 1, 1915, with World War I 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 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"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Lusitania (Steamship)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, German
Shipping -- Government policy -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Added Title Last crossing of the Lusitania
ISBN 9780307408860 (hbk.)
0307408868 (hbk.)
9780307408877 (pbk.)
0307408876 (pbk.)

 
    
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