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Book Club (Dead Awake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania)
June 2, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
All are welcome to join us for book club this month! We are reading Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Eric Larson.
If you plan on attending the June 2nd meeting, please RSVP to Molly Joyce at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always, happy reading and hope to see everyone soon!
An Amazon Best Book of the Month for March 2015: On May 1st, 1915 the Lusitania set sail on its final voyage. That it was sunk by a German U-boat will be news to few—and Larson’s challenge is to craft a historical narrative leading up to the thrilling, if known, conclusion, building anticipation in his readers along the way. To his credit, he makes the task look easy. Focusing on the politics of WWI, on nautical craftsmanship and strategy, and on key players in the eventual attack and sinking of the “fast, comfortable, and beloved” Lusitania, Larson once again illustrates his gift for seducing us with history and giving it a human face. Dead Wake puts readers right aboard the famous Cunard liner and keeps them turning the pages until the book’s final, breathless encounter. – Chris Schluep