Lusitania by Diana Preston audiobook

Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy

By Diana Preston
Read by Anne Twomey

Random House Audio 9780802713759
5.92 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9780739301487

A brilliantly sunny day, and then the explosion; on what had been an ordinary weekday, there is suddenly fire, smoke, confusion, bodies, panic... On May 7, 1915, the ocean liner Lusitania was struck by a terrifying new weapon-and became a casualty of a terrible new kind of war. This is a vivid account of the event that shocked the world; of the heyday of the luxury liner and the first days of the modern submarine; a critical chapter in the progress of World War I; and a remarkable human drama. With first-person survivor accounts and a cast of characters ranging from Winston Churchill and Alfred Vanderbilt to the crew of the German U-boat that torpedoed a ship full of civilians, this is a true tale of terror and tragedy, of heroism and miraculous survival.

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Summary

Summary

A brilliantly sunny day, and then the explosion; on what had been an ordinary weekday, there is suddenly fire, smoke, confusion, bodies, panic... On May 7, 1915, the ocean liner Lusitania was struck by a terrifying new weapon-and became a casualty of a terrible new kind of war. This is a vivid account of the event that shocked the world; of the heyday of the luxury liner and the first days of the modern submarine; a critical chapter in the progress of World War I; and a remarkable human drama. With first-person survivor accounts and a cast of characters ranging from Winston Churchill and Alfred Vanderbilt to the crew of the German U-boat that torpedoed a ship full of civilians, this is a true tale of terror and tragedy, of heroism and miraculous survival.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A captivating and conscientious narrative of the disaster and its consequences.” Booklist, starred review
“A lively narrative…effectively written.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Diana Preston

Author Bio: Diana Preston

Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian who lives in London. Her book Before the Fallout won the 2006 Los Angeles Times Book Award for science and technology. 

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Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 5.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English