Title Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher Crown Publishing 2015
0307408868 / 9780307408860
Seller ID DeadWake
On May 1, 1915, with World War I entering its tenth month, a luxury liner sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. Her captain placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century kept passenger civilian ships safe from attack. That, and the fact that the Lusitania was the fasted ship in service, comforted the crew and passengers. But, Germany was determined to change the "gentlemanly" rules of the game and gave no credence to the ships speed. As the liner sped towards Liverpool, a U-Boat was lurking behind. The incredible events that followed produced one of the great disasters of history. Told in thrilling narrative, the book is full of new revelations, evocative characters, and gripping detail.