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Dead wake BOOKABLE DISCUSSION LARGE PRINT : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson

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Dead wake BOOKABLE DISCUSSION LARGE PRINT : the last crossing of the Lusitania
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Dead wake BOOKABLE DISCUSSION LARGE PRINT
Title remainder
the last crossing of the Lusitania
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by Erik Larson
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eng
Summary
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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BTCTA
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non fiction
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  • ADM adult book discussion
  • Bookable discussion large print
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Dead wake BOOKABLE DISCUSSION LARGE PRINT : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
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Non-booking call number : 940.4514 L329d 2015
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
648 pages (large print)
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large print
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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Dead wake BOOKABLE DISCUSSION LARGE PRINT : the last crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson
Publication
Note
Non-booking call number : 940.4514 L329d 2015
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
648 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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