Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson, is an extremely compelling and fascinating read. It almost reads like a spy story.
From the beginning until the last page, I was glued to the story line, reading and rereading some of the vivid content, and grasping what Erik Larson had to say on the sinking. He infuses facts and data within the pages, making this reader wonder if all that has been told about the sinking is true. His attention to minute detail is flawless.
The Lusitania sailed from New York, with Liverpool, England, being the destination. Germany, changed all of that, during the time of war. Rules were broken. The captain of the ship, William Thomas Turner, who initially was determined, sure, and arrogant in his conclusions and decisions, soon found out how rules change, regardless of former ideals.
If you are an Erik Larson fan, which I am, you will definitely like this book, and devour the pages with as much speed as possible, without overlooking any minute detail he has to offer. His imagery is extremely illuminating, and his words speak acutely of events leading up to the final outcome.
I don’t want to speculate or give away details, but suggest this book to everyone. It is written masterfully, with brilliance and cognizance. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson made this reader ponder many questions, and I am sure it will be the same for you.
Thank you to Random House, and to LibraryThing Early Reviewers for the Advanced Copy.