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    This is the third book I’ve read in the run up to the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania If you’re asking it wouldn’t be the first book I’d recommend Nor would it be the second If you asked me for a third option I would change the subject in my typical fashion by pointing at something behind you and then running away To clarify The first book I’d recommend is Erik Larson’s Dead Wak

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    I think reading Erik Larson's mast

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    With the anniversary of the sinking of the Lusitania coming up in May 2015 there are a number of new books on the market; including “Dead Wake” by Erik Larson which I look forward to reading and an excellent Kindle Single “Act of War” by Diana Preston and Michael Preston which is a very good introducti

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    The extent to which you are likely to enjoy this book about the sinking of the Lusitania will largely depend upon your appetite for

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    Almost everyone in the world knows the story of the tragic collision of the Titanic and an iceberg in the North Atlantic This is the story of an eually elegant ship populated by eually affluent and influential people sailing in unbelievable opulence in the opposite direction during a period when most of the Western world was at war Here then is the Lusitania the fastest ship on the seas sailing under the gui

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    I found this boring🤷🏽‍♀️

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    While I enjoyed reading this book I can honestly say it's not my favourite book on Lusitania It reads like a social history with descriptions of many first class passengers and their daily lives on board in the days leading up to dis

  8. says:

    Unlike the bulk of the King Wilson collaborations I've read Lusitania Triumph Tragedy and the End of the Edwardian Age is e

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    Sorrowfully lacking in detail Reads as if the authors hurriedly read it there and then put it here which would explain the bibliography and the sources sans detailed notes The passengers are all thrown into the mix much as t

  10. says:

    I won a copy of this book from Goodreads The majority of this book is spent on detailed descriptions of the first class deck and personal lives of the rich passengers on the last voyage of the Lusitania A couple chapters deal with the sinking

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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 ILusitania 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. I think reading Erik Larson s masterpiece Dead Wake The Last Crossing of the Lusitania spoiled me for any other books on that horrible sea tragedy But that is not the only basis for giving this book three stars Some of my complaints follow a plethora of characters almost exclusively first class passengers which was very confusing overabundance of description of the interior of the ship Down to every detail including the bathrooms no pictures of the Lusitania except for a couple of old exterior shots With no schematic of the interior or exterior the reader has trouble trying to place where people were where the lifeboats were where the torpedo would have hit etc no maps of the position of the Lusitania or the U 20 submarineThere is however a good discussion of the Cruiser Rules promulgated by the Hague Convention of 1907 which governed the sinking of a neutral or merchant shipa warning shot across the bow and time for the passengers to abandon ship This rule had been broken by Britain earlier in the war so it became meaninglessThe author also posits different reasons for why the Lusitania sailed into a war zone even though the German Embassy had posted a notice in the NY newspapers that stated that those traveling across the Atlantic did so at their own risk Some of his reasoning is food for thought while others are stretching a point and slightly ridiculousCertainly not a bad book and one that might be a companion piece to Larson s if you are interested in the lives of the first class passengersotherwise give it a pass

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Rs 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 uickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threat. Sorrowfully lacking in detail Reads as if the authors hurriedly read it there and then put it here which would explain the bibliography and the sources sans detailed notes The passengers are all thrown into the mix much as they ended up in the water following the sinking keeping them straight was a chore which is beyond sad as this after all is their story Very few photographs No maps No schematic of the ship s layout yet scads of detail about period decor fabrics and what was on the menu WWI is going on yet the reader is given next to nothing pertaining to the major players in the respective governments involved Wilson Churchill Kaiser Wilhelm their military brass and ambassadors flit in and out of the narrative like afterthoughts An unforgettable event condensed into a very forgettable book

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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 warfareA 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 passenge. The extent to which you are likely to enjoy this book about the sinking of the Lusitania will largely depend upon your appetite for reading about the lives of the rich and privileged passengers who were aboard the vessel when she sank in May 1915 There were a lot of them and authors Greg King and Penny Wilson spend the majority of the book providing details of their background their lives and their intrigues along with descriptions of the Lusitania s luxurious interiors I am interested in the era and so found much to enjoy in this information The knowledge of what is to befall all these people adds poignancy and an added grim fascinationThe drama of the actual sinking is truly gripping and it really helped me to imagine the experience and terror of being torpedoed and then sunk on a vessel that was ill prepared for such an eventuality The perfect storm of the Lusitania s captain Turner making a succession of inexplicable errors of judgement Britain waiving the cruiser rules which made all liners liable to be torpedoed without warning by the enemy and Germany s new U boats all conspired to doom the Lusitania The story continues after the boat sinks and follows the survivors to Ireland and beyond and also details how the lives of some of the survivors played outIt s an extraordinary tale and Greg King and Penny Wilson really do it justice in this engaging thoroughly researched and well written account that personalises the tragedy whilst providing sufficient historical information to help the reader to view the tragedy within a broader historical context

  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Lusitania
  • Greg King
  • English
  • 13 October 2017
  • 9781250052544

About the Author: Greg King

Greg King born 1964 is an American author best known for his biographies of prominent historical figuresHe is the author of eleven internationally published works of royal and social history specializing in late Imperial Russia and Edwardian era royalty including The Fate of the Romanovs The Court of the Last Tsar and the UK bestseller The Duchess of Windsor A freuent onscreen expert and