Dead wake : The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. / Erik Larson.
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- ISBN: 9780553551655 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (11 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2015.
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Narrator: Scott Brick.
#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn May 1, 1915, with WWI 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...
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