Join us for a librarian-led discussion about Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson.
“On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner sailed out of New York bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic ‘greyhounds’ and her captain placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. As the Lusitania made her way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history.” - Publisher
Take part in our Non-Fiction Book of the Month discussion circle and learn about new topics, world events, and literature as we explore a different non-fiction title each month. This program is free, and space is limited. Register in person at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch or by calling 604-436-5400.
Once registered, bring your library card anytime on, or after, September 29 to pick up your copy of the book at the Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch second floor Reference Desk. Participants are asked to complete the book in advance of the event.