Dead Wake Quotes

Erik Larson
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The Lusitania is in itself a perfect epitome of all that man knows or has discovered or invented up to this moment of time.
-- Passenger (Part I paragraph Page 12)

Importance: An anonymous passenger from Rhode Island made the comment to the Cunard Daily Bulletin. His remark captured how advanced and admired the Lusitania was in its hey-day.

The United states is remote, unconquerable, huge, without hostile neighbors or any neighbors at all of anything like her own strength, and lives exemption an almost unvexed tranquility from the contentions and animosities and the ceaseless pressure and counter-pressure that distract the close-packed older world.
-- Sydney Brooks (Part I paragraph Page 32)

Importance: Sydney Brooks, a British journalist, opined why the U.S. had no interest in entering the European war in 1914. He should have waited a while and he’d seen that the U.S. was not the isolationist nation that he believed it to be.

The crew of the Lusitania is in a very depressed...
-- German Naval Attaché (Part I paragraph Page 81-82)

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