I have read Erik Larson's previous four books and was anxiously awaiting this one. I can say it was worth the wait. Set in World War I, this story gives a new take on the Lusitania's sinking. Larson brings his characters to life with gusto. You feel every single minute from when the "Lucy" is bombed to where it's fully submerged. I cannot recommend this book enough. Now I anxiously await his sixth book.
The #1 New York Times best-selling author of In the Garden of Beasts presents a 100th-anniversary chronicle of the sinking of the Lusitania that discusses the factors that led to the tragedy and the contributions of such figures as President Wilson, bookseller Charles Lauriat and architect Theodate Pope Riddle. Includes two maps.