Lusitania

Lusitania Here is the absolutely magnificent novel of the last days of romance grandeur and innocence We meet on land and at sea the brilliant drawn characters both real and imagined whose fates are intertw

  • Title: Lusitania
  • Author: DavidButler
  • ISBN: 9780394528090
  • Page: 308
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Here is the absolutely magnificent novel of the last days of romance, grandeur, and innocence We meet on land and at sea the brilliant drawn characters, both real and imagined, whose fates are intertwined with that of the great ship Captain Will Turner, confident that his beloved ship can survive anything Kapitanleutnant Walther Schwieger, troubled warrior who must obeyHere is the absolutely magnificent novel of the last days of romance, grandeur, and innocence We meet on land and at sea the brilliant drawn characters, both real and imagined, whose fates are intertwined with that of the great ship Captain Will Turner, confident that his beloved ship can survive anything Kapitanleutnant Walther Schwieger, troubled warrior who must obey orders and sink the Lusitania We see Woodrow Wilson, William Jennings Bryan, Winston Churchill, and Kaiser Wilhelm all struggling in the early days of the First World War Most of all, we get to know intimately the men, women, and children who sailed across the Atlantic expecting only luxury and relaxation but instead became statistics in an earthshaking historical event.

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    1. 4.5 starsWonderful tale of the time leading up to the sailing of the Lusitania, including the torpedoing and aftermath. Butler did a great job with his research, really top-notch. He did add in a fictional family from Canada who were supposed to sail on the Cameronia but unfortunately were transferred at the last minute to the Lusitania, as were all the Cameronia's passengers. A lot of the story is told through the eyes of U-boat Captain Schwieger.

    2. Seagoing soap opera about theotherbig ship that sank. If you love Titanic stuff or are bored that that ship gets all the attention, then give this one a try. The action, sex, angst, and drama isn't confined to the ship; the parallel plot focusing on U-boat Captain Walter Schweiger has action, sex, angst, and drama too! It's a fat chunkster full of historical detail and potato chip characters.

    3. The horrible tragedy of the Lusitania is told through the eyes of the U-boat commander that sank her and tells a story of a fictional Canadian family that sailed on her fateful vogage. It is detailed in regards to the actual sinking and the lost of life. The blame for the act is laid on every country's government involved.

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