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Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy and the End of the Edwardian Age Book Cover Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy and the End of the Edwardian Age
Greg King and Penny Wilson
Non-Fiction
2015
370

"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."

From Chris' post: Read this book if social history and the personalities of people in a disaster appeal to you. But if you seek a more technical description of the Lusitania and its fate, wait for another Lusitania book undoubtedly on the way this year.

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