Book Review

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Larson shatters the perception that the Lusitania was a mere footnote to America's entry to WWI. If Titanic was the story of hubris vs. floating ice, this tale of disaster at sea is one of cold-blooded, state-sponsored murder. Though the sinking would eventually tip the balance of power in the worldwide conflagration and reshape history, Dead Wake is ultimately the telling of scores of interconnected human stories of luck, misfortune, life, death, and survival.