Coffee House Book Talk: DEAD WAKE, by Eric Larson
Thursday April 13, 2017
2:00 PM until 3:30 PM
This is the Long Island Reads Book Selection for 2017 Book Leader: Janet deWinter Refreshments will be served.
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 record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitaniawas one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”—the fastest liner then in service—and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack.
Location: COMMUNITY ROOM - LOWER LEVEL
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