Saturday, March 14, 2015
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
5 stars -- Riveting account of the last voyage of the Lusitania and all of the details surrounding the sinking of the ship by a German U-boat on May 7, 1915. Non-fiction does not get much better than this -- more suspenseful than many of the popular thrillers -- the tension mounts because the reader knows what is going to happen.
I rarely give 5 stars, but this book brought out the researcher in me. I have spent hours looking up archives and documents, watching videos, and reading other sources to learn more about this ocean liner and the calamity. I'm going to be recommending this to everyone!
Thank you to NetGalley and Crown Publishing for the e-book ARC to review.