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The Sinking of the Lusitania

The Sinking of the Lusitania

  • Author: Patrick O'Sullivan
  • Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd
  • ISBN: 1848898703
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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In May 1915, the RMS Lusitania, then the world’s fastest liner, departed from New York. Seven days later she was torpedoed off the Irish coast with the loss of 1,198 lives. Suspected by the Germans of carrying clandestine munitions to Britain, the great ship steamed into a fatal encounter with the German submarine U-20. One of the largest naval disasters in history, it was a factor in bringing America into the First World War. Patrick O’Sullivan presents the complete story of the Lusitania a. air, exploring the cover-ups and the theories on what caused the baffling second explosion. His meticulous research reveals the most compelling explanation to date. This is a fascinating account of one of the First World War’s most reported-on atrocities.

Wilful Murder: The Sinking Of The Lusitania

Wilful Murder: The Sinking Of The Lusitania

  • Author: Diana Preston
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 1446423468
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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On May 7th, 1915 a passenger ship crossing the Atlantic sank with the loss of 1200 lives. On board were some world-famous figures, including multimillionaire Alfred Vanderbilt. But this wasn't the Titanic and there was no iceberg. The liner was the Lusitania and it was torpedoed by a German U-boat. Wilful Murder is the hugely compelling story of the sinking of the Lusitania. The first book to look at the events in their full historical context, it is also the first to place the human dimension at its heart. Using first-hand accounts of the tragedy Diana Preston brings the characters to life, recreating the splendour of the liner as it set sail and the horror of its final moments. Using British, American and German research material she answers many of the unanswered and controversial questions surrounding the Lusitania: why didn't Cunard listen to warnings that the ship would be a target of the Germans? Was the Lusitania sacrificed to bring the Americans into the War? What was really in the Lusitania's hold? Was she armed? Had Cunard's offices been infiltrated by German agents? And did the Kaiser's decision to cease unrestricted U-boat warfare in response to international outrage expressed after the sinking effectively change the outcome of the First World War? Highly readable, highly researched Wilful Murder casts dramatic new light on one of the world's most famous maritime disasters.

You Choose: The Sinking of the Lusitania

You Choose: The Sinking of the Lusitania

An Interactive History Adventure

  • Author: Steven Anthony Otfinoski
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1491415916
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 112
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It's 1915 and the Lusitania is set to sail from New York on its 202nd Atlantic crossing. But this will be a dangerous trip, as German U-boats lurk beneath the surface. Will you: Experience the journey as an American boy traveling in second class to England with his family? Travel first class as a young woman on her honeymoon? Work as an American sailor hired to serve on the ship? Everything in this book happened to real people. And YOU CHOOSE what you do next. The choices you make could lead you to opportunity, to adventure, or even to death.

Seven Days to Disaster

Seven Days to Disaster

The Sinking of the Lusitania

  • Author: Des Hickey,Gus Smith
  • Publisher: Perigee
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
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Focusing on the stories of the people who decided the fate of the Lusitania, this account traces the patterns of decisions made on board the luxury liner, on the attacking U-boat, and at the British Admiralty

Eyewitness to the Sinking of the Lusitania

Eyewitness to the Sinking of the Lusitania

  • Author: Charles Fredeen
  • Publisher: Child's World
  • ISBN: 9781503816077
  • Category:
  • Page: 32
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Details the events leading up to and following the sinking of Britain's Lusitania from the perspectives of those involved. Additional features include a bullet-point summary of the events, compelling narrative descriptions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, questions to spark critical thinking, sources to guide further research, historical photographs, informative captions, a table of contents, an index, an introduction to the author, and a phonetic glossary.

Lusitania

Lusitania

An Epic Tragedy

  • Author: Diana Preston
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632860856
  • Category: History
  • Page: 544
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On May 7, 1915, toward the end of her 101st eastbound crossing, from New York to Liverpool, England, R.M.S. Lusitania-pride of the Cunard Line and one of the greatest ocean liners afloat-became the target of a terrifying new weapon and a casualty of a terrible new kind of war. Sunk off the southern coast of Ireland by a torpedo fired from the German submarine U-20, she exploded and sank in eighteen minutes, taking with her some twelve hundred people, more than half of the passengers and crew. Cold-blooded, deliberate, and unprecedented in the annals of war, the sinking of the Lusitania shocked the world. It also jolted the United States out of its neutrality and hastened the nation's entry into World War I. In her riveting account of this enormous and controversial tragedy, Diana Preston recalls both a pivotal moment in history and a remarkable human drama. The story of the Lusitania is a window on the maritime world of the early twentieth century: the heyday of the luxury liner, the first days of the modern submarine, and the climax of the decades-long German-British rivalry for supremacy of the Atlantic. Above all, it is the story of the passengers and crew on that fateful voyage-a story of terror and cowardice, of self-sacrifice and heroism, of death and miraculous survival.

Lusitania

Lusitania

Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age

  • Author: Greg King,Penny Wilson
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1466876379
  • Category: History
  • Page: 400
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On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I. Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes – a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her – and her gilded passengers – to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats.

The Day the World was Shocked

The Day the World was Shocked

The Lusitania Disaster and Its Influence on the Course of World War I

  • Author: John Protasio
  • Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors
  • ISBN: 9781935149453
  • Category: History
  • Page: 239
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Protasio traces the story from the time of the "Lusitania's" construction to her demise, while providing a real-time look at the chaos on board once German torpedoes had shattered the ship. This account deals with the diplomatic repercussions of the sinking while at the same time examines the human side of the story.

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria

The Sinking of the World's Most Glamorous Ship

  • Author: Greg King,Penny Wilson
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • ISBN: 1250194555
  • Category: History
  • Page: 352
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In the tradition of Erik Larson's Dead Wake comes The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria, about the sinking of the glamorous Italian ocean liner, including never-before-seen photos of the wreck today. In 1956, a stunned world watched as the famous Italian ocean liner Andrea Doria sank after being struck by a Swedish vessel off the coast of Nantucket. Unlike the tragedy of the Titanic, this sinking played out in real time across radios and televisions, the first disaster of the modern age. Audiences witnessed everything that ensued after the unthinkable collision of two modern vessels equipped with radar: perilous hours of uncertainty; the heroic rescue of passengers; and the final gasp as the pride of the Italian fleet slipped beneath the Atlantic, taking some fifty lives with her. Her loss signaled the end of the golden age of ocean liner travel. Now, Greg King and Penny Wilson offer a fresh look at this legendary liner and her tragic fate. Andrea Doria represented the romance of travel, the possibility of new lives in the new world, and the glamour of 1950s art, culture, and life. Set against a glorious backdrop of celebrity and La Dolce Vita, Andrea Doria's last voyage comes vividly to life in a narrative tightly focused on her passengers – Cary Grant's wife; Philadelphia's flamboyant mayor; the heiress to the Marshall Field fortune; and many brave Italian emigrants – who found themselves plunged into a desperate struggle to survive. The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria follows the effect this trauma had on their lives, and brings the story up-to-date with the latest expeditions to the wreck. Drawing on in-depth research, interviews with survivors, and never-before-seen photos of the wreck as it is today, The Last Voyage of the Andrea Doria is a vibrant story of fatal errors, shattered lives, and the triumph of the human spirit.

Voices of the Lusitania

Voices of the Lusitania

  • Author: Diana Preston
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1632862247
  • Category: History
  • Page: 288
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Diana Preston curates a spectacular and harrowing collection of voices from the Lusitania tragedy. Eyewitness accounts capture the ship's sinking in real-life detail as more than half the ship's crew and passengers were drowned when a German U-boat torpedoed the ship on its 101st crossing of the Atlantic on May 7th, 1915.