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Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Diana Preston

On May 7, 1915, a German submarine sank the British passenger ship Lusitania on the high seas, killing some 1,200 people, among them the magnate Alfred Vanderbilt and the renowned author Elbert Hubbard. In this swiftly paced reconstruction, Diana Preston … see full wiki

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Author: Diana Preston
Publisher: Walker & Company
2 reviews about Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy
review by . November 07, 2008
I was inspired to read this book after reading Max Alan Collins' "disaster mystery" novel The Lusitania Murders, and was rewarded by a well-written history of the mystery of the disaster. The author categorizes and clearly deflates the conspiracy theories with well-reasoned and -researched arguments phrased in well-written, engrossing, and entertaining prose.
review by . July 25, 2002
The sinking of the liner Lusitania by a U-boat in May 1915 helped bring the U.S. closer to entering the Great War on the side of the Western powers, even though that entrance did not occur for almost another 2 years. This well-written book gives all of the background of that last, fatal voyage, with thumbnail biographies of many of the important personages involved, whether politicians, statesmen, military men, crew and passengers. It's a fascinating book, and even more so once the ship is struck …
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