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Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania

Auteur : Erik Larson
Éditeur: New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]
Édition/format:   Livre imprimé : Biographie : Anglais : First editionVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Résumé:
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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme: History
Narrative non-fiction
Case studies
Type d’ouvrage: Biographie
Type de document: Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs: Erik Larson
ISBN: 9780307408860 0307408868 9780307408877 0307408876
Numéro OCLC: 890011483
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: 430 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contenu: 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.
Autres titres: Last crossing of the Lusitania
Responsabilité: Erik Larson.
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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.

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