Thursday, May 21, 2015

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Momentum. Readers who hated history in school will come to love the way history can be presented after reading Erik Larson’s fine book titled, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. Most of us know that the Lusitania was sunk by a German u-boat during the early months of World War I. Larson sets the stage for that event by putting it in context, and presenting an array of characters including the captains of both vessels, passengers, President Woodrow Wilson, and others. It’s the detail of the context that kept me turning pages in this finely written book. Larson’s research and his lively style of presenting it gave me hours of reading pleasure. Any reader interested in this period will find a lot to enjoy and learn from this book. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Dead Wake from

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