Lusitania by Greg King audiobook

Lusitania: Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age

By Greg King and Penny Wilson
Read by Johnny Heller

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200024223

  • ISBN: 9798200024216

  • ISBN: 9798200024230

Runtime: 8.81 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the twentieth century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old. Yet an encounter with a primitive German U-Boat sent her and her gilded passengers to their tragic deaths. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her. Rarely was an era so glamorous. Rarely was a ship so magnificent. And rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Those who relish tales of the rich and famous will appreciate this book, but the real joy is in the authors' detective work and attention to detail. Kirkus
“More than a chronicle of the tragedy, this offers a penetrating look at the end of the Edwardian era.” Booklist
“The sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 has long existed in the shadow of the 1912 sinking of the Titanic. To give the Lusitania its due, King and Wilson flesh out the history of the ship’s last voyage and the people who were a part of it. The account brims with rich detail about the ship itself…King and Wilson excel at capturing the horrors of the event…The ship was gone in eighteen minutes, but questions still linger…This is a solid, fascinating account of a ship, its passengers, and its terrible fate.‘ Publishers Weekly
“Those curious about the aftermath of the Titanic disaster as well as maritime, military, or general history should be intrigued.” Library Journal
“[The] exploration of the facts surrounding the mystery is the primary pleasure of the book. Those who relish tales of the rich and famous will appreciate this book, but the real joy is in the authors’ detective work and attention to detail.” Kirkus Reviews
“Narrator Johnny Heller delivers the stories of the rich and famous with the cadence and tone of a news anchor who is informing the world of the tragedy. Heller’s rhythmic style complements the book, which reads more like a novel than history. The richness of the text, as brought to life by Heller, makes this a worthwhile glimpse of a frequently overlooked chapter in history.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Greg King

Author Bio: Greg King

Greg King is the author of a dozen books, including the UK bestseller The Duchess of Windsor and the internationally acclaimed The Fate of the Romanovs, The Court of the Last Tsar, and Resurrection of the Romanovs.

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Author Bio: Penny Wilson

Author Bio: Penny Wilson

Penny Wilson is the author of internationally published works of history devoted to late Imperial Russia. Her historical work has appeared in Majesty Magazine, Atlantis Magazine, and Royalty Digest.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 8.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English