March Book Discussion: Dead Wake, by Erik Larson


Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson

Wednesday, March 30th @ 6:30PM

Amazon Best Book of the Month, March 2015
A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2015
A Miami Herald Favorite Book of 2015
BookTrib’s Best Narrative Nonfiction Book of 2015
#1 History & Biography Book in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards
A LibraryReads Top Ten Book of 2015
A Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2015
A Kirkus Best Book of 2015
An Indigo Best Book of 2015

“Larson is an old hand at treating nonfiction like high drama…He knows how to pick details that have maximum soapy potential and then churn them down until they foam [and] has an eye for haunting, unexploited detail.”—The New York Times

“In his gripping new examination of the last days of what was then the fastest cruise ship in the world, Larson brings the past stingingly alive…He draws upon telegrams, war logs, love letters, and survivor depositions to provide the intriguing details, things I didn’t know I wanted to know…Thrilling, dramatic and powerful.”—NPR

“Larson is a journalist who writes non-fiction books that read like novels, real page-turners. This one is no exception. I had known a lot about the Titanic but little about the Lusitania. This filled in those gaps… this one is pretty damned good. Thoroughly engrossing.”—George R.R. Martin

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