An amazing new look at one of history's most famous liners. Sent to the bottom by a single German torpedo on 7 May 1915, Cunard's Lusitania is known today for being one of the first of many incidents that helped bring the United States into World War One. Few people, however, know of the important role she played in the development of transatlantic travel.
Written by Lusitania historian Eric Sauder, who has researched the great liner for over twenty years and has twice dived to her remains, this book tells the story of this great liner in pictures as never before. Covering 128 pages, this work is profusely illustrated with over 175 black-and-white and color photos and illustrations, many of which have not been seen for nearly 100 years.
Archives throughout the world were scoured to ensure that much of the information presented is new and not previously known.
Among the highlights of the book:
• A foreword written by Audrey Pearl Lawson Johnston, the last living first-class passenger
• Never-before seen black-and-white and full-color photos of the wreck
• Full-color photographs of many of the artifacts recovered from the shattered hull in 1982
• New, fascinating details about the ship, her building, her career, and the wreck
• Numerous paintings by world-famous maritime artist Ken Marschall
• A complete list of cabin assignments for her first-class passengers
• A listing of every Cunard liner lost during World War One
• A four-page chronology of the history of the liner and the wreck
This is one book your ocean-liner library should not be without.
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