Erik Larson details 'The Last Crossing of the Lusitania' in 'Dead Wake'

March 11, 2015 12:05 PM

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"Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania" by Erik Larson; Crown (450 pages, $28)

With war raging across the ocean, an eclectic group of passengers gathered in New York City in May 1915 for a trans-Atlantic voyage aboard the great Lusitania, a majestic, swift and towering vessel that catered to the pampered classes and was the pride of the safety-conscious Cunard shipping line.

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