Year 9, Book 119

119. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

In his most recent dive into historical events, Erik Larson looks at the events that lead up to the sinking of the Lusitania during World War I. He examines the story from a variety of angles including the captain and passengers on the Lusitania, the sailors on the German U-boat that sunk the ship, and President Wilson who was trying to avoid getting the United States entangled in the war. Larson does an excellent job of creating a really compelling story and bringing to life the people who were involved in the events. I highly recommend this book. I give it a 9 out of 10.

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