Dead Wake

Dead Wake

Finalist for the Washington State Book Award • One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Miami Herald, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, LibraryReads, Indigo

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 9780553446753

Category: History

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania “Both terrifying and enthralling.”—Entertainment Weekly “Thrilling, dramatic and powerful.”—NPR “Thoroughly engrossing.”—George R.R. Martin On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, 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 surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—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. 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. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history. Finalist for the Washington State Book Award • One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Miami Herald, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, LibraryReads, Indigo
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A Summary and Critique of Erik Larson s Dead Wake

A Summary and Critique of Erik Larson s Dead Wake

WARNING: This is not the actual book Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson. Do not buy this if you are looking for a full copy of this book.

Author: I. K. Mullins

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1511742860

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This is not the actual Erik Larson's Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. The primary objective of this book is to bring a review, insightful discussion and critique of Erik Larson's Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania to readers everywhere. RMS Titanic, a British passenger liner, was the largest ship of its day. It wasconsidered to be unsinkable until it struck an iceberg and sank in the North Atlantic Ocean on April 15, 1912. Three years later, on May 1, 1915, the British ocean liner RMS Lusitania left Pier 54 on the Hudson River in Manhattan for what was to be her last voyage. Her passengers and crew could not know that they were about to repeat the fate of the Titanic. Only this time it was a man-made tragedy in which 1,198 people, including 123 Americans, lost their lives. It was a German submarine that sank Lusitania off the southern coast of Ireland, making an impact on the course of World War I. Erik Larson's book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, masterfully revives and brings to the reader the story of the last days of the Lusitania, her passengers and crew. This book, A Summary and Critique ofErik Larson's Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, includes an unofficial summary and analysis of the key ideas and facts in Larson's book, a critique of the principal messages in the book and additional information related to Lusitania and the political events that involved her so disastrously. Table of Contents Preface Introduction and Overview of Dead Wake Part I. A Summary and Analysis of the Key Ideas and Facts in Dead Wake 1. The Lusitania Analysis and Comments 2. A Tale of Two Captains Analysis and Comments 3. The Politics Behind the Tragedy of the Lusitania Analysis and Comments Part II. A Critique of the Principal Messages in Dead Wake Conclusion References
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Navigating among icebergs

Navigating among icebergs

Bilbao is an important port city near the Bay of Biscay on the northern coast of Spain. 13. Larson, E., Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the LusitaniaP. Random House, 2015. 14. Larson, E., Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, ...

Author: Juan M. Serrano

Publisher: Plataforma

ISBN: 9788417622244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 138

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After analyzing this case study with thousands of executives from all over the world, the author proposes the legendary story of the Titanic as a means to draw out practical lessons and highlight important mistakes that should be avoided. Especially valuable for teams that are good at what they do, but that want to ensure the sustainability of their success.
Categories: Business & Economics

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Dead Wake by Erik Larson

Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Dead Wake- Summary of entire book- Introduction to the Important People in the book- Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style.

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ISBN: 1943427070

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Inside this Instaread Summary & Analysis of Dead Wake- Summary of entire book- Introduction to the Important People in the book- Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style.
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Dead Wake

Dead Wake

Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book¿s final, breathless encounter.

Author: Erik Larson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0606389822

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On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few¿and Larson¿s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the ¿fast, comfortable, and beloved¿ Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book¿s final, breathless encounter.
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Beginning Cataloging 2nd Edition

Beginning Cataloging  2nd Edition

Second line contains the title and responsibility for the intellectual content of the work: “Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania / by Eric Larson”—the title (called “title proper” or “main title”), the subtitle (called “other ...

Author: Jean Weihs

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440838453

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Now thoroughly updated to include recent changes with RDA, this easy-to-use primer provides an introduction to standardized cataloging that will benefit library technicians as well as students in library technician and teacher librarian programs. • Provides clear and comprehensible explanations of the rules and tools used by libraries to catalog and classify their materials • Illustrative examples for each aspect of cataloging, classification, RDA, and MARC computer encoding • Covers all types of material formats, including books, audiovisuals, images, sound, electronic resources, and more • Offers numerous practical exercises as well as a glossary of cataloging terms and tools
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Summary and Analysis

Summary and Analysis

In these pages we will examine some of the core underlying themes of Dead Wake. Whether or not Lawson made the book just for entertainment is a decision you will have to make on your own.

Author: Scott Spencer

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ISBN: 1530283043

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Summary & AnalysisDead Wake - The Last Crossing of the Lusitania - by Erik Larson The day the Lusitania sunk was one of the most important days in US WWI history. Lawson takes us on a narrative nonfiction journey as we get to experience the thrill of being the Hunter and the Hunted. In these pages we will examine some of the core underlying themes of Dead Wake. Whether or not Lawson made the book just for entertainment is a decision you will have to make on your own.
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Summary of Dead Wake

Summary of Dead Wake

This review follows along the chronological storyline of the book, and includes special attention to the extensive detail offered by the author. The summary is followed by an analysis of the book's strengths and weaknesses.

Author: Abookaday

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539118215

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Warning: This is an independent addition to Dead Wake, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by bestselling author Erik Larson offers a detailed look into the May 7, 1915 sinking of the British passenger ship the Lusitania by a German U-boat near the start of WWI. This review follows along the chronological storyline of the book, and includes special attention to the extensive detail offered by the author. The summary is followed by an analysis of the book's strengths and weaknesses. Larson weaves this story by offering alternating views of the captain of the Lusitania, the commander of the sub that sank it, the passengers aboard the ship, British naval intelligence officers, and President Wilson. The general story line is chronological and the various perspectives alternate throughout the telling. Two central thesis are developed throughout the book. The first is that the author is sympathetic to the captain of the Lusitania who was somewhat maligned after the event by those who sought to blame the sinking of the ship on his incompetence. The second concerns the suggestion that there was deliberate negligence on the part of British intelligence and leadership who recognized strategic advantage in the ship being attacked in terms of its potential to draw Americans into the war as allies. The author uses rich archival detail to support both claims. Larson is both an accomplished journalist and historical novelist. He has written four New York Times bestselling books on subjects ranging from serial killers to hurricanes. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine as a staff journalist. He has been a contributing author to The Atlantic, Harper's, and The New Yorker. His academic background includes a bachelors in Russian history, language and culture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in journalism from Columbia University. Download your copy today! for a limited time discount of only $2.99! Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
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Dead Wake

Dead Wake

Warning: This is an independent addition to Dead Wake, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay.

Author: Abookaday

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ISBN: 1535281464

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Warning: This is an independent addition to Dead Wake, meant to enhance your experience of the original book. If you have not yet bought the original copy, make sure to purchase it before buying this unofficial summary from aBookaDay. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by bestselling author Erik Larson offers a detailed look into the May 7, 1915 sinking of the British passenger ship the Lusitania by a German U-boat near the start of WWI. This review follows along the chronological storyline of the book, and includes special attention to the extensive detail offered by the author. The summary is followed by an analysis of the book's strengths and weaknesses. Larson weaves this story by offering alternating views of the captain of the Lusitania, the commander of the sub that sank it, the passengers aboard the ship, British naval intelligence officers, and President Wilson. The general story line is chronological and the various perspectives alternate throughout the telling. Two central thesis are developed throughout the book. The first is that the author is sympathetic to the captain of the Lusitania who was somewhat maligned after the event by those who sought to blame the sinking of the ship on his incompetence. The second concerns the suggestion that there was deliberate negligence on the part of British intelligence and leadership who recognized strategic advantage in the ship being attacked in terms of its potential to draw Americans into the war as allies. The author uses rich archival detail to support both claims. Larson is both an accomplished journalist and historical novelist. He has written four New York Times bestselling books on subjects ranging from serial killers to hurricanes. He has written for The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine as a staff journalist. He has been a contributing author to The Atlantic, Harper's, and The New Yorker. His academic background includes a bachelors in Russian history, language and culture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Masters in journalism from Columbia University. Download your copy today!Available on PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved
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