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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (164 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Diana Preston Narrator: Anne Twomey Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A captivating and conscientious narrative of the disaster and its consequences.”

    Booklist, starred review

  • “A lively narrative…effectively written.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marleah | 10/27/2013

    " Excellently told. I didn't feel like I was ready "history" at all. Mesmerizing and heart breakingly sad. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jen | 3/8/2013

    " Excellent account, told from both sides. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gunther Prien | 10/29/2012

    " Good book - a nice and easy to read book. The way it's written has kept my attention. It's also objective too - something I like to see in 'World War' books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elyse | 10/22/2012

    " Very detailed account of the sinking of the Lusitania and how it helped bring the US into WWI "

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