Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (Prebound)

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A fascinating look into the days, hours, and even minutes, prior to the sinking of the Lusitania. Meticulously researched and well told, Larson tells the story from all perspectives, including the German submarine, the secret intelligence office in England, and of course the passengers and crew of the Lusitania. This book is hard to put down despite the fact that we know how it ends!

— Sharon

A fascinating look into the days, hours, and even minutes, prior to the sinking of the Lusitania. Meticulously researched and well told, Larson tells the story from all perspectives, including the German submarine, the secret intelligence office in England, and of course the passengers and crew of the Lusitania. This book is hard to put down despite the fact that we know how it ends!

— Sharon

March '15 Indie Next List


“With the taut storytelling form that is Larson's trademark, Dead Wake recounts the tragedy of the sinking of the passenger ocean liner Lusitania. The torpedoing of a passenger liner by a German submarine shocked and horrified the world and served to mobilize American popular opinion in favor of entering World War I. Larson carefully sets the stage for the tragedy, and with dramatic effect recreates the tension of the chase, the horror of the attack, and the tragic aftermath. Dead Wake pulls the reader in and evokes a visceral response of outrage and sadness -- the same response most Americans had upon first hearing the news in 1915.”
— Jon Grand, The Book Stall At Chestnut, Winnetka, IL

Product Details
ISBN: 9780606389822
ISBN-10: 0606389822
Publisher: Turtleback Books
Publication Date: March 22nd, 2016
Pages: 480
Language: English