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

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by 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
by Erik Larson
Title variation
Last crossing of the Lusitania
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Author
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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
The author of <i>In the Garden of Beasts</i> presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the<i>Lusitania</i> that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle
Writing style
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  • ALA Notable Book, 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10403813
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.4
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1190
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Shipping
  • Large print books
Target audience
adult
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the last crossing of the Lusitania
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
672 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804194617
  • (OCoLC)883132152
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
672 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194617
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780804194617
  • (OCoLC)883132152

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