Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

deadwakeDead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
by Erik Larson
2015/448 pages
read by Scott Brick 13h 4m
rating:  8.5  /  popular history
* both read and listened –

This is the 100th anniversary year of the sinking of the Lusitania so I suppose there is a bit more information being published.  I know barely the basics about the sinking of the Lusitania,  a fast and luxurious Cunard cruise ship destroyed by a German submarine in the early days of WWI – many, many people killed.   Larson says in the “Note to Readers” that he was surprised when he started delving into the details- there is a lot of info,  some of it “deliberately muddled.”   He also states in those Notes that “…this is a work of nonfiction.  Anything between quotation marks comes from a memoir, letter, telegram or other historical document.”  No matter how Larson has styled this book,  with an emphasis on suspense,  I rather enjoy that sometimes.   >>>>MORE>>>> 

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