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Erik Larson
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Dem
Dem rated it 1 year ago
Extremely well written and researched, unsettling, entertaining, educational and fascinating are all words that come to mind on finishing Eric Larson's book [b:The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America|21996|The Devil in the White City Murder, Magic, ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 1 year ago
Today I'm going to tell you about Deep Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania aka reason #5022 why I will never go on a cruise. I have an odd fascination with shipwrecks but also a deep, crushing fear of them. I cannot deal with images of sunken ships, statues, or really anything submerged under t...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it 2 years ago
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a r...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 2 years ago
Not really mystery, because the book starts from the idea that everyone already knows Crippen is a murderer. What makes the book so enjoyable is that the true crime segments breaks up the sometimes tedious timeline of Marconi's long struggle, and in turn, Marconi's various adventures break up the ve...
Reviews in Chalk
Reviews in Chalk rated it 2 years ago
This was a great reading. It's excellently researched, and amazingly written. I'm still kind of speechless. The author gives a good idea of the climate in England, Germany and Washington DC at the moment, the importance of the Lusitania, the facts that converged to allow the sinking of the her, who ...
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