Triumph, Tragedy, and the End of the Edwardian Age

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"Lusitania: She was a ship of dreams, carrying millionaires and aristocrats, actresses and impresarios, writers and suffragettes - a microcosm of the last years of the waning Edwardian Era and the coming influences of the Twentieth Century. When she left New York on her final voyage, she sailed from the New World to the Old; yet an encounter with the machinery of the New World, in the form of a primitive German U-Boat, sent her - and her gilded passengers - to their tragic deaths and opened up a new era of indiscriminate warfare. A hundred years after her sinking, Lusitania remains an evocative ship of mystery. Was she carrying munitions that exploded? Did Winston Churchill engineer a conspiracy that doomed the liner? Lost amid these tangled skeins is the romantic, vibrant, and finally heartrending tale of the passengers who sailed aboard her."--
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2015
Edition: First edition
Description: xxvii, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781250052544
Branch Call Number: 940.4514 Kin
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Penny, 1966-


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Dec 29, 2014

Just hope this author includes the important fact that those U-boats were illegally sold to the Germans, specifically the one which sunk the Lusitania, by none other than Carnegie and Schwab [Schwab being the ancestor of today's investment company Schwab]. Important to get the facts straight. [sold via company in Canada]

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