Lusitania She was a ship of dreams, 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 a primitive German U Boat sent her and her gilded passengers to their tragic deaths.A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery Was she carrying munitions that exploded Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her Rarely was an era so glamorous Rarely was a ship so magnificent And rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats....
|Title||:||Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age|
|Format Type||:||Other Book|
|Publisher||:||Tantor Audio MP3 Unabridged CD edition February 24, 2015|
|Number of Pages||:||509 Pages|
|File Size||:||571 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age Reviews
This Lusitania book is about people who were on the fateful voyage. Mostly first class, some second class, no third class because they didn't leave many clues about their lives.
A century ago the guns were blazing across Europe. World War I was the largest conflict humanity had seen, and by the spring of 1915 hundreds of thousands had been killed and wounded. In the spring of 1915 an event took place that came to symbolize for many the waste and desolation that war brings: the sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania by a German submarine. Greg King and Penny Wilson's fine new history not only tells what happened at the sinking itself but also why it had such an impact on so many people.
We are nearing the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania and a plethora of new books are coming out. Two highly regarded historians, Greg King and Penny Wilson, have written an amazing true story of wealth and scandal set aboard the final voyage that ended in a huge loss of life.
The writer humanizes history. This is the story of the tragic sinking of the Lusitania, but it is also the story of the people who lived and die during this disaster. Most of the book sets up the event by giving short biographies of some of the passengers. The book focuses on many of the wealthy and well-known travellers. Warnings were given in advance. Families were torn apart. Children died. Human error and poor planning were evident. Very informative. The book deserves an A+++