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Dead Wake Erik Larson

Dead Wake By Erik Larson

Dead Wake by Erik Larson


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Summary

On 1st May 1915, the luxury ocean liner Lusitania sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. But the Lusitania's captain, William Thomas Turner, had faith in the gentlemanly terms of warfare that had, for a century, kept civilian ships safe from attack. For this would be the ill-fated Lusitania's final crossing .

Dead Wake Summary

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

On 1st May 1915, the luxury ocean liner Lusitania sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. Her passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone and its submarines were bringing terror to the Atlantic. But the Lusitania's captain, William Thomas Turner, had faith in the gentlemanly terms of warfare that had, for a century, kept civilian ships safe from attack. He also knew that his ship was the fastest then in service and could outrun any threat. Germany was, however, intent on changing the rules, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. For this would be the ill-fated Lusitania's final crossing . . .

Dead Wake Reviews

"Gripping, superbly well-researched...he ratchets up the tension as the doomed ship speeds towards the inevitable. Though you know it's going to happen, you keep praying that it won't, right up until the moment when the torpedo strikes. You feel this way because Larson makes you care...Thanks to Larson's vivid narrative, you are there with those passengers in the thick of it. It may have happened 100 years ago, but this masterpiece made it feel like yesterday." -- James Delingpole * MAIL ON SUNDAY *
"A fascinating, well-researched read." * Kate Atkinson *
"With practised skill Larson confronts the emotional pathos of wartime tragedy." -- Iain Finlayson * THE TIMES *
"Vivid...Larson tells his story well." -- Andrew Holgate * SUNDAY TIMES *
"Larson's irresistibly pacey narrative moves between the various scenes of action, conjuring them up in vivid detail...the sources are remarkable...[his] detailed conversational endnotes are an added bonus." -- Lucy Moore * LITERARY REVIEW *

About Erik Larson

Erik Larson is a prize-winning journalist and narrative historian. His books include Isaac's Storm, Thunderstruck and In the Garden of Beasts and have combined sales of nearly 6 million copies and been published in 14 countries. His No.1 bestseller The Devil in the White City won an Edgar Award and was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Non-Fiction Award. He lives in Seattle.

Additional information

GOR007322467
9780552779340
0552779342
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Transworld Publishers Ltd
2015-12-31
448
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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