Dead Wake (Innbundet)

The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2015
Antall sider: 448
Forlag: Crown Publishing Group (NY)
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780307408860
Omtale Dead Wake

#1 New York Times Bestseller

From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania

On 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. 

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