The Lusitania Story
by Mitch Peeke , Kevin Walsh-Johnson, Steve Jones
ISBN 1591144736 (1-59114-473-6)
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Hardcover, US Naval Institute Press, 2003
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Book summary: The 1915 sinking of the Cunard liner Lusitania by German submarines sparked a firestorm of demand for U.S. intervention in World War I. Attacked without warning, the ship went down in twenty minutes with more than 1,100 passengers lost including 124 Americans. This riveting account, written by leading members of the Lusitania Historical Society in cooperation with the owner of the ship's wreckage, provides a concise history of the Lusitania's construction, operational record, and new theories on how and why it sank so quickly. The authors capture the mystique of the famous liner--from her great achievements and groundbreaking technical advances to the rumors of a treasure cargo and consequences of fate. Illustrated with contemporary images of the wreck today, this well-researched volume will be enjoyed by those steeped in the Lusitania story and those exploring this pivotal event for the first time. 192 pages. 20 illustrations. Hardcover. 6 x 9 inches.
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