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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Cover: 'Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania'

Staff Review: "Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson


If you are looking for a good non-fiction book and like history, this is for you. This book reads and listens like a novel, which made it easier for me to read/listen to. This was a very interesting read because it was about something that was not taught in school. I personally have heard all there is to hear about the Titanic, but we don't ever hear about the Lusitania, which sunk during a crossing from the U.S. to Liverpool by a German U-boat or submarine. This book was interesting in the way it gave details. It focused more on the viewpoint of various travelers, the captain, and the U-boat captain instead of just giving facts, making you more invested in finishing the book to learn the outcome of those individuals. You felt like you were experiencing the trip and sinking right along with them. If you want a non-fiction book that pulls you in and doesn't let go till the end, this is the book for you.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction

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