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Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy
by Diana Preston
On May 7, 1915, a German submarine sank the British passenger ship Lusitania on the high seas, killing some 1,200 people, among them the magnate Alfred Vanderbilt and the renowned author Elbert Hubbard. In this swiftly paced reconstruction, Diana Preston examines the events of that day and its aftermath--and hints at some tantalizing secrets. Among other things, the sinking of the Lusitania and the death of scores of American passengers helped draw the United States into World War I. Yet, Preston observes, it was no sneak attack; the German government had gone out of its way to warn prospective passengers that the English ship, as a military reserve vessel, was a fair target. And for good reason, though the Germans may not have known it; Preston suggests that it may well have been carrying armaments, which does much to explain why the British government suppressed a fact-finding inquest following the sinking. Whatever the truth, the destruction of the Lusitania had far-reaching effects--not least of them the Kaiser's ordering a stop to unrestricted submarine warfare. Preston's richly detailed, highly readable history sheds new light on the incident and the conduct of modern war. --Gregory McNamee -
Paperback: 532 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.16 x 9.10 x 6.08 
Publisher: Berkley Pub Group; Reissue edition (May 6, )
ISBN: 0425189988 

The Last Voyage of the Lusitania
The Last Voyage of the Lusitania
by A. A. Hoehing, Mary Hoehling, A. A. Hoehling
Paperback from Madison Books
THE LUSITANIA: The Life, Loss, and Legacy of an Ocean Legend
THE LUSITANIA: The Life, Loss, and Legacy of an Ocean Legend
by Daniel Allen Butler
The sinking of the Lusitania off the coast of Scotland by a German submarine galvanised American public opinion and was instrumental in bringing the nation to war. Db.
Hardcover from Stackpole Books
The Lusitania : Unravelling the Mysteries
by Patrick O'Sullivan
Paperback - 240 pages (June 15, )
Sheridan House; ISBN: 1574090941

Exploring the Lusitania : Probing the Mysteries of the Sinking That Changed History
Robert D. Ballard, Spencer Dunmore
Hardcover / Published 1995
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