In his incredible best-seller, Dead Wake, Erik Larson gives a riveting account of the sinking of the Lusitania, the luxury liner which made its ill-fated voyage from New York to Liverpool in the midst of U-boat infested waters. Using diaries, journals, and eye-witness testimony from both sides of the Atlantic, as well as the perpetrator submarine itself, Larson weaves a true tale of tragedy that led to America’s entrance into World War I.
Far from a dry narrative taken from a textbook, Dead Wake maintains historical accuracy but reads like a novel. It is well-written and impeccably researched by a gifted story-teller. This account is more than just facts. It is about the lives of people from every walk of life who are thrown into chaos by a cataclysmic event. History fans will devour every single page of Dead Wake, while those who are new to the genre will be introduced to the way History should be written. I cannot recommend Dead Wake highly enough.