Dead Wake.pdf

Dead Wake PDF

Erik Larson

Finalist for the Washington State Book Award — History/General Non-fictionA Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book of 2015A St. Louis Post-Dispatch Best Book of 2015A Miami Herald Favorite Book of 2015BookTribs Best Narrative Nonfiction Book of 2015#1 History & Biography Book in the 2015 Goodreads Choice AwardsA LibraryReads Top Ten Book of 2015 A Library Journal Top Ten Book of 2015 A Kirkus Best Book of 2015 An Indigo Best Book of 2015 Larson is one of the modern masters of popular narrative nonfiction...a resourceful reporter and a subtle stylist who understands the tricky art of Edward Scissorhands-ing narrative strands into a pleasing story...An entertaining book about a great subject, and it will do much to make this seismic event resonate for new generations of readers.—The New York Times Book ReviewLarson is an old hand at treating nonfiction like high drama...He knows how to pick details that have maximum soapy potential and then churn them down until they foam [and] has an eye for haunting, unexploited detail.—The New York TimesIn his gripping new examination of the last days of what was then the fastest cruise ship in the world, Larson brings the past stingingly alive...He draws upon telegrams, war logs, love letters, and survivor depositions to provide the intriguing details, things I didnt know I wanted to know...Thrilling, dramatic and powerful.—NPRLarson is a journalist who writes non-fiction books that read like novels, real page-turners. This one is no exception. I had known a lot about the Titanic but little about the Lusitania. This filled in those gaps... this one is pretty damned good. Thoroughly engrossing.—George R.R. MartinThis enthralling and richly detailed account demonstrates that there was far more going on beneath the surface than is generally known...Larsons account [of the Lusitanias sinking] is the most lucid and suspenseful yet written, and he finds genuine emotional power in the unlucky confluences of forces, large and achingly small, that set the stage for the ships agonizing final moments.—The Washington PostUtterly engrossing...Expertly ratcheting up the tension...Larson puts us on board with these people

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