Dead Wake Summary
Erik Larson

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Dead Wake Summary

“Dead Wake” by Erik Larson tells the story of a fabulous steamship, the Lusitania. It was called the “magnificent ship” standing seven stories from dock to bridge and consuming coal at a rate of 140 tons a day while just standing still. This splendid example of man’s advancements in shipbuilding was a commercial vessel that carried passengers and cargo. While some of Britain’s private steamships had been converted for the war, the...

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