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

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, 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
Erik Larson
Title variation
Last crossing of the Lusitania
Creator
Subject
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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.4/514
Index
index present
Intended audience
1190 L
Intended audience source
Lexile
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
Instantiates
Publication
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
Mining suspense -- 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
sky263295976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780307408860
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 11/17
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Publication
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
Mining suspense -- 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
sky263295976
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
430 pages
Isbn
9780307408860
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014034182
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
ak 11/17

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