Score: 4.5
From 1,116 Ratings

Dead Wake


  • Author: Erik Larson
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 10567808 Bytes


#1 New York Times BestsellerFrom the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the LusitaniaOn 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 stric...

Score: 4.5
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Indianapolis


  • Author: Lynn Vincent & Sara Vladic
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 88857969 Bytes


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “GRIPPING…THIS YARN HAS IT ALL.” —USA TODAY * “A WONDERFUL BOOK.” —Christian Science Monitor * “ENTHRALLING.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * “A MUST-READ.” —Booklist (starred review)A human drama unlike any other—the riveting and definitive full story of the worst sea disaster in United States naval history.Just after midnight on July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is sailing alone in the Philippine Sea when she is sunk by two Japanese torpedoes. For the next five nights and four days, almost three hundred miles from the nearest land, nearly nine hundred men battle injuries, sharks, dehydration, insanity, and eventually each other. Only 316 will survive.For the first time Lynn Vincent and Sa...

Dead Wake
Score: 4
From 3,889 Ratings

Dead Wake


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553446753


Dead Wake Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania 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 strictur...

Dead Wake
Score: 4
From 3,884 Ratings

Dead Wake


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Scribe Publications
  • Release Date : 2015-03-25
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781925113709


Dead Wake Book Description :

WINNER OF THE 2015 GOODREADS CHOICE AWARDS ‘BEST HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY’ From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative non-fiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania, published to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the disaster 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...

Dead Wake
Score: 4
From 3,885 Ratings

Dead Wake


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2015-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781448167838


Dead Wake Book Description :

1st May 1915: the luxury ocean liner Lusitania sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. Her passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone and its submarines were bringing terror to the Atlantic. But the Lusitania’s captain, William Thomas Turner, had faith in the gentlemanly terms of warfare that had, for a century, kept civilian ships safe from attack. He also knew that his ship was the fastest then in service and could outrun any threat. Germany was, however, intent on changing the rules, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. For this would be the ill-fated Lusitania’s final crossing . . ....

Guide to Erik Larson s Dead Wake

Guide to Erik Larson s Dead Wake


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-31
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1545080445


Guide to Erik Larson s Dead Wake Book Description :

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A GUIDE TO THE ORIGINAL BOOK. Guide to Erik Larson's Dead Wake Preview: Dead Wake by Erik Larson is a non-fiction account of the German Unterseeboot, or U-boat, sinking of Lusitania, a British merchant vessel belonging to Cunard Line, on May 7, 1915 and its aftermath. On the night of May 6, 1915, Captain William Thomas reassured the passengers in the first-class lounge as the ship approached the 'area of war' off the southern coast of Ireland... Inside this companion: - Summary of the book - Important People - Character Analysis - Analysis of the Themes and Author's Style...

Thunderstruck
Score: 3
From 114 Ratings

Thunderstruck


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2006-10-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307351920


Thunderstruck Book Description :

A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.” In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive creator of a seemingly supernatural means of communication—whose lives intersect during one of the greatest criminal chases of all time. Set in Edwardian London and on the stormy coasts of Cornwall, Cape Cod, and Nova Scotia, Thunderstruck evokes the dynamism of those years when great shipping companies competed to build the biggest, fastest ocean liners; scientific advances dazzled the public with visions of a world transformed; and the rich outdid one another with ostentatious displays of wealth. Against this background, M...

Dead Wake

Dead Wake


  • Author : Dawn McKenna
  • Publisher : Sweet Tea Pressess, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0692613064


Dead Wake Book Description :

DIY has a sinister component in historic Apalachicola, Florida, When the local florists find a dead guy in their wall, it opens up a decades-old missing persons case. It also opens up a Pandora's box of secrets - secrets that might have ramifications for Sheriff's Office investigator Maggie Redmond. Maggie and Sheriff Wyatt Hamilton learn that local kingpin Bennett Boudreaux was the primary suspect in the disappearance of Holden Crawford almost forty years ago, but he had an alibi. The problem is, no one knows what that alibi was. The former sheriff won't tell, and even Boudreaux himself refuses to say. When a photograph of Maggie's own father becomes an important part of the case evidence, learning Boudreaux's secret becomes even more crucial. When ...

Dead Wake
Score: 4
From 3,889 Ratings

Dead Wake


  • Author : Erik Larson
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release Date : 2015-03-10
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553446753


Dead Wake Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania 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 strictur...

The Lusitania s Last Voyage
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Lusitania s Last Voyage


  • Author : Charles E. Lauriat
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2016-09-06
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781510708792


The Lusitania s Last Voyage Book Description :

A first-hand account of the Lusitania’s doomed final voyage. On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania as it passed the Old Head of Kinsale in Ireland on its way to Liverpool, England. This act of war had a terrible toll—of the 1,962 passengers and crew, 1,191 lost their lives, many of them women and children. One of the passengers on the ship was Charles E. Lauriat, Jr., a rare book dealer who travelled regularly to London for business. When the German embassy placed a warning in New York papers warning that any ships of Great Britain and her allies would be considered fair targets, Lauriat, along with most of others, dismissed the notion that a civilian liner would actually be atta...

Given Up for Dead
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Given Up for Dead


  • Author : Bill Sloan
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2008-01-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553585674


Given Up for Dead Book Description :

An account of America's first battle of World War II describes the ordeal of American soldiers and civilians who defended Wake Island against a surprise Japanese attack just hours after Pearl Harbor....

Lusitania
Score: 3.5
From 11 Ratings

Lusitania


  • Author : Greg King
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466876378


Lusitania Book Description :

On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I. Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes – a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her – and her gilded passengers – to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sin...