Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania (by Erik Larson)

I wasn't a huge fan of Devil in the White City, so was a little hesitant about this one. But Dead Wake gets everything right where Devil, in my opinion, fell short. In this case, because its two interlocking stories (one about the liner's voyage, the other about the U-boat's journey) clearly and obviously impact each other.

Larson did a meticulous job once again with the research, both strands of the story were equally fascinating, and I couldn't put it down. Not knowing much about U-boat warfare or the Lusitania sinking (such as not knowing exactly when the paths of the two ships would intersect) made it even more of a page-turner. Definitely lived up to the hype.

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