Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania
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Published
New York : Crown Publishers, [2015].
ISBN
9780307408860, 0307408868, 9780804188197, 080418819X
Lexile measure
1190L
Rating
1190L
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Oak Brook Public Library - Nonfiction
940.4514 LAR
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Format
Book
Edition
First edition.
Physical Desc
430 pages : map ; 25 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 8.6, 20 Points
Lexile measure
1190

Notes

General Note
Maps on lining papers.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone, and for months, its U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds" and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. He knew, moreover, that his ship -- the fastest then in service -- could outrun any threat. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger's U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small -- hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more -- all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.
Target Audience
1190L,Lexile
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,8.6,20.0,185200.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,8.6,20,185200.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Larson, E. (2015). Dead wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik, 1954-. 2015. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. New York: Crown Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik, 1954-, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. New York: Crown Publishers, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Larson, Erik. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania. First edition. New York: Crown Publishers, 2015. Print.

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