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The Resource Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age, Greg King and Penny Wilson

Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age, Greg King and Penny Wilson

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Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age
Title
Lusitania
Title remainder
triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age
Statement of responsibility
Greg King and Penny Wilson
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. Lives, relationships, and marriages ended in the icy waters off the Irish Sea; those who survived were left haunted and plagued with guilt. Now, authors Greg King and Penny Wilson resurrect this lost, glittering world to show the golden age of travel and illuminate the most prominent of Lusitania's passengers. Rarely was an era so glamorous; rarely was a ship so magnificent; and rarely was the human element of tragedy so quickly lost to diplomatic maneuvers and militaristic threats"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
King, Greg
Dewey number
910.4/52
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
G530
LC item number
.L87 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Penny
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Ocean travel
  • Upper class
  • Upper class
Label
Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age, Greg King and Penny Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893557814
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781250052544
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893557814
Label
Lusitania : triumph, tragedy, and the end of the Edwardian age, Greg King and Penny Wilson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893557814
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxvii, 370 pages
Isbn
9781250052544
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014040843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)893557814

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