Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Diana Preston

Narrated By: Anne Twomey

Publisher: Random House (Audio)

Date: May 2002

Duration: 5 hours 47 minutes


A brilliantly sunny day, and then the explosion; on what had been an ordinary weekday, there is suddenly fire, smoke, confusion, bodies, panic...

On May 7, 1915, the ocean liner Lusitania was struck by a terrifying new weapon-and became a casualty of a terrible new kind of war. This is a vivid account of the event that shocked the world; of the heyday of the luxury liner and the first days of the modern submarine; a critical chapter in the progress of World War I; and a remarkable human drama. With first-person survivor accounts and a cast of characters ranging from Winston Churchill and Alfred Vanderbilt to the crew of the German U-boat that torpedoed a ship full of civilians, this is a true tale of terror and tragedy, of heroism and miraculous survival.


Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy

by Diana Preston

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Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy, Diana Preston