The Resource Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson

Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson

Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania
Title
Dead wake
Title remainder
the last crossing of the Lusitania
Statement of responsibility
Erik Larson
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, 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 surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era's great transatlantic "Greyhounds"--the fastest liner then in service--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. 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. It is a story that many of us think we know but don't, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history
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technical information on music
Cataloging source
TEFOD
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1954-
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Larson, Erik
Dewey number
940.4/514
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
D592.L8
LC item number
L28 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Scott Brick
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Brick, Scott
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  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Shipping
  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Military operations, Naval
  • Shipping
  • Great Britain
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not applicable
Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F70D6E74-B353-472A-B97C-91F70A08C1F0
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This is an OverDrive title
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unknown
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Epilogue: personal effects
Control code
ocn903533627
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Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
Isbn
9780553551631
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not applicable
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unknown
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
F70D6E74-B353-472A-B97C-91F70A08C1F0
System control number
(OCoLC)903533627
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not applicable
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Label
Dead wake : the last crossing of the Lusitania, Erik Larson
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=F70D6E74-B353-472A-B97C-91F70A08C1F0
Publication
Note
This is an OverDrive title
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Mining suspense -- A word from the captain -- "Bloody monkeys" -- Jump rope and caviar -- Dead wake -- The black soul -- The sea of secrets -- Epilogue: personal effects
Control code
ocn903533627
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 sound file)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780553551631
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
F70D6E74-B353-472A-B97C-91F70A08C1F0
System control number
(OCoLC)903533627
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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