Dead Wake is Erik Larson’s riveting account of the sinking of the Lusitania. Drawing on journals, letters, and newspapers from the time, Larson provides a truly gripping tale of ambition, disaster, and heroism. From start to finish, Dead Wake kept me on the edge of my seat!
For who is this book for ?
This book is for anyone looking for a thrilling historical account. Larson does an excellent job of bringing the characters to life, creating a page-turner that is impossible to put down.
- Erik Larson is a masterful storyteller, and Dead Wake is no exception.
- This book provides an incredibly detailed account of the sinking of the Lusitania.
- The characters in this book are vividly drawn and come to life on the page.
- It is hard to put down
- The subject matter is fascinating
- Well written
Learn more about the author
Erik Larson is the author of six consecutive New York Times bestsellers, including In The Garden Of Beasts and Devil in The White City. His books have been published in more than twenty countries. The Lusitania was a British ocean liner that sank on May 7, 1915 after being hit by a German submarine torpedo off the coast of County Cork, Ireland. A total of 1,198 people were killed in what remains one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.
“Larson does a remarkable job of bringing to life the people involved in the Lusitania’s fateful voyage, from its celebrated passengers to the crew members who largely went unsung.”
“Erik Larson has done it again, giving us a meticulously researched and suspenseful account of a disaster that still fascinates nearly 100 years later. Dead Wake is at once a heartbreaking story of human tragedy and a compelling tale of high-stakes international intrigue.”
“Larson succeeds in creating a truly gripping tale of ambition, disaster, and heroism.”
“An excellent and suspenseful account of the sinking of the Lusitania”