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Author Lauriat, Charles Emelius, Jr., 1874-1937, author.

Title The Lusitania's last voyage : being a narrative of the torpedoing and sinking of the R. M. S. Lusitania by a German submarine off the Irish coast May 7, 1915 / by Charles E. Lauriat, Jr., one of the survivors ; foreword by Geoffrey Wawro.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Coal City PL Stacks - CCBB-2  940.4514 LAU    AVAILABLE
Edition First Skyhorse Publishing edition.
Description xvii, 159 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portrait, plans ; 18 cm
text txt rdacontent
still image sti rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note "With illustrations."--Title page.
"First published 1915."--Title page verso.
Reprint with new foreword. Originally published: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Company, 1915.
Summary "On May 7, 1915, the German U-boat U-20 fired a torpedo into the side of the passenger liner R.M.S. Lusitania on its way to Liverpool, England. This act of war had a terrible toll--of the 1,962 passengers and crew, 1,191 lost their lives, many of them women and children. One of the passengers on the ship was Charles E. Lauriat, Jr., a rare book dealer who traveled regularly to London for business. When the German stated that any ships of Great Britain would be considered fair targets, Lauriat, along with most of the other passengers, dismissed the notion that a civilian liner would actually be attacked. Lauriat's memoir of the journey recreates the torpedo attack--describing the listing ship as it filled with water and people scrambled for lifeboats, too often finding them inaccessible or unusable--and details the rescue that came too late for most of his fellow passengers. Lauriat then points out the many faults of the official inquiry, telling the true story of that tragic day."--Page 4 of cover.
Subject Lusitania (Steamship)
Lusitania (Steamship) (OCoLC)fst00537553
World War (1914-1918) (OCoLC)fst01180746
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Subject Shipwrecks -- Irish Sea -- History -- 20th century.
Shipwreck survival -- Irish Sea.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American.
Shipwreck survival. (OCoLC)fst01761960
Shipwrecks. (OCoLC)fst01116638
Atlantic Ocean -- Irish Sea. (OCoLC)fst01244035
Genre/Form Personal narratives -- American. (OCoLC)fst01424071
Personal narratives.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Personal narratives. (OCoLC)fst01423843
Added Author Wawro, Geoffrey, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9781510708679 (paperback)
1510708677 (paperback)

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