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The Resource Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson

Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania
Title
Dead wake
Title remainder
the last crossing of the Lusitania
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
Title variation
Last crossing of the Lusitania
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On May 1, 1915, 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 anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" 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. He knew, moreover, that his ship -- the fastest then in service -- could outrun any threat. 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 ultra-secret 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
Summary
In cinematic terms, this dramatic page-turner is Das Boot meets Titanic. Larson has a wonderful way of creating a very readable, accessible story of a time, place, and event. We get three sides of the global story--the U-boat commander, British Admiralty and President Wilson--but what really elevates this book are the affecting stories of individual crew and passengers. -- Robert Schnell for LibraryReads
Writing style
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10403813
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
940.4/514
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
D592.L8
LC item number
L28 2015
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the last crossing of the Lusitania
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Epilogue: personal effects
Control code
5718478
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780307408860
Lccn
2014034182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024661958
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890011483
  • (OCoLC)890011483
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Publication
Note
Maps on lining papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-418) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Epilogue: personal effects
Control code
5718478
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780307408860
Lccn
2014034182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024661958
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn890011483
  • (OCoLC)890011483

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