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The Resource Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson, (large print)

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson, (large print)

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
Creator
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.4/514
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1190 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
D592.L8
LC item number
L28 2015b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Shipping
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
sky273890566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
xiv, 648 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194617
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 02/16, je 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson, (large print)
Publication
Copyright
Note
The text of this Large Print edition is unabridged
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
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
sky273890566
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Large Print edition.
Extent
xiv, 648 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9780804194617
Isbn Type
(lg. print)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
ab 02/16, je 09/18
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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