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Wilful Murder Diana Preston

Wilful Murder By Diana Preston

Wilful Murder by Diana Preston


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This work explores the extraordinary events surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania, which resulted in the loss of 1200 lives. Using first-hand accounts and research material, it looks at the events in their full historical context, placing the human dimension at its heart.

Wilful Murder Summary

Wilful Murder: The Sinking Of The Lusitania by Diana Preston

This work relates the story of the sinking of the Lusitania on May 7th, 1915. On board were some world-famous figures, including multimillionare Alfred Vanderbilt. But this wasn't the Titanic and there was no iceberg; the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Here, Preston looks at the events in their full historical context, placing the human dimension at the heart of her exploration. Using first-hand accounts of the tragedy she brings characters to life, recreating the splendour of the liner as it set sail and the horror of its final moments. Using British, American and German research material Preston answers many of the unanswered and controversial questions surrounding the Lusitania: Why didn't Cunard listen to warnings that the ship would be a target of the Germans? Was the Lusitania sacrificed to bring the Americans into the War? What was really in the Lusitania's hold? Was she armed? Had Cunard's offices been infiltrated by German agents? And did the Kaiser's decision to cease unrestricted U-boat warfare in response to international outrage expressed after the sinking effectively change the outcome of World War I? This book casts light on these questions surrounding one of the world's most famous maritime disasters.

About Diana Preston

Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, writer, and broadcaster who lives in London. She is the author of The Road to Culloden Moor: Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 Rebellion; A First Rate Tragedy: Robert Falcon Scott and the Race to the South Pole and The Boxer Rebellion: The Dramatic Story of China's War on Foreigners that Shook the World in the Summer of 1900.

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GOR002418659
9780385601733
0385601735
Wilful Murder: The Sinking Of The Lusitania by Diana Preston
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2002-05-01
544
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