Lusitania

Lusitania

Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age

eBook - 2015
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"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. 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 passengers 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 quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781466876378
1466876379
1250052548
9781250052544
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Penny 1966-

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StarGladiator
Dec 29, 2014

Just hope this author includes the important fact that those U-boats were illegally sold to the Germans, specifically the one which sunk the Lusitania, by none other than Carnegie and Schwab [Schwab being the ancestor of today's investment company Schwab]. Important to get the facts straight. [sold via company in Canada]

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