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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania | Erik Larson
#1 New York Times Bestseller From thebestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era s great transatlantic Greyhounds the fastest liner then in service and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces both grand and achingly small hubris, a chance fog, a closely guarded secret, and more all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. It is a story that many of us think we know but don t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love. Gripping and important, Dead Wake captures the sheer drama and emotional power of a disaster whose intimate details and true meaning have long been obscured by history."
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This book about the sinking of the Lusitania is my least favorite Larson of the three I‘ve recently read. It didn‘t have the superb tension of Isaac‘s Storm nor the sheer evil of his book on Nazi Germany. Still, he is a narrative nonfiction champ and it is very good. I enjoyed being in the head of the German U-boat commander who sunk it. Captain Turner of the Lusitania was a great tragic figure. It‘s the details that make his writing shine.

Megabooks I‘m laying off his books for now in hopes that he gets chosen for next year‘s #AuthorAMonth 🤞🏻🤞🏻 Nazi Germany book ➡️ (edited) 1mo
sprainedbrain I love Larson‘s books, and I think this is my fave. 1mo
Megabooks @sprainedbrain you really can‘t go wrong with him. 1mo
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rubyslippersreads @sprainedbrain I loved this book. I learned interesting things about both Winston Churchill and Captain von Trapp. 1mo
DivineDiana I recently read this, and talked about it so much, that my husband read it too! 1mo
Cinfhen Agreed that this wasn‘t my fav of his but still very good and I hope he gets chosen for #AAM too - are you going to try his new FICTION book 1mo
Megabooks @rubyslippersreads those were interesting parts! 1mo
Megabooks @DivineDiana fantastic! It‘s great to share an awesome book! 1mo
Megabooks @Cinfhen idk?? Time will tell! (You know how I am about planning 🤣) 1mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🖤☠️🖤 1mo
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DivineDiana
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This is a painting of the Lusitania, a luxury passenger ship which was sunk by a German torpedo in 1915. It was called a “Greyhound” because of its‘ speed. The book follows the story of Captain Turner, the German U-boat and many passengers. Fascinating information, although,at times, the nautical facts went over my head! Political intrigue.President Wilson‘s pursuit of his second wife added a respite from the devastation.#booked2022 #nauticaltheme

sprainedbrain I love that book. ❤️ 3mo
rubyslippersreads I found this fascinating. I was also surprised to read about Captain von Trapp from The Sound of Music. 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Glad you found a good book for this prompt⚓️ 3mo
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DivineDiana @sprainedbrain I agree! ❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana @rubyslippersreads I too found that part so interesting! ❤️ 3mo
DivineDiana @Cinfhen Me too! This challenge is helping me “Read My Own Books”! Much thanks! ❤️ (edited) 3mo
Cinfhen Yay!!! Added bonus!!!! 3mo
Librarybelle This was so good! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Isn‘t this being made into a Netflix show? I‘d like to read it before watching! 3mo
DivineDiana @Librarybelle It was good, and I talked so much about it, that now my husband is reading it! 🙂 3mo
DivineDiana @BarbaraTheBibliophage I didn‘t hear that! It would be fantastic! 🤞🏻 3mo
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DivineDiana
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This book has been sitting on my TBR shelves for years. I realized that it would work for a challenge and that the audio was also available from Libby. Thus, I am using the audio + book method to quicken the process. It is my first Erik Larsen read. When I checked Goodreads, I saw that it was also Jenny Colvin‘s first Larsen. I am dedicating this read to her. #rememberingjenny

tyoung2058 I've heard if this but haven't picked it up yet 4mo
marleed I learn so much from Erik Lawson! 4mo
DivineDiana @tyoung2058 Although I know the outcome, this book does an incredible job of filling in details of the time and place. 3mo
DivineDiana @marleed His extensive research is apparent! 3mo
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This entire year has been slowly sliding downhill until it was like an avalanche. To my #LitsyLove friends, I am so sorry I just fell away. I'd love to come back and write again. Hopefully this year can pick up soon

UwannaPublishme Wishing you better days ahead! We‘re here for you. 🤗❤️ 4mo
Bookwormjillk I hope you‘re on the upswing soon 🤗 4mo
kspenmoll It‘s good to hear from you. Sending wishes & hugs for better days coming to you. 💙❤️💚 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks No worries!! I hope things start looking up soon!! ❤️ 4mo
DivineDiana Hope you are feeling better and back to Litsy soon! 4mo
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Harrowing account of the infamous incident with historic implications.

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For our recent 22nd wedding anniversary we watched Titanic ( the taxi driver who took us to get our marriage licence in Vegas was playing the soundtrack and was horrified we‘d never seen the film -
So we promised him we‘d watch it as soon as we got home!). Put me in the mood for a book about ships and disaster! This seems to fit that bill!

BiblioLitten 💕 9mo
AmyG Did you get married in Vegas? (My husband and I renewed pur vows on our 25th anniversary, in Vegas, by “Elvis”) 9mo
Mitch @AmyG we did get married in Vegas - and post wedding we did an Elvis show! 9mo
Reggie Thanks for sharing this. 9mo
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I gave myself a 2022 head start and began a chunkster in December. Haha - there‘s 75 pages of acknowledgments so it wasn‘t quite as daunting a read as I anticipated. I found this fascinating - and the wartime assumptions made astounded me. I‘ve heard the name Lusitania my whole life and I guess I assumed that meant I knew way more history about it than I did. Humbled by books!

Susanita I was especially fascinated by Wilson going out and taking a walk when he got the news! That wouldn‘t happen now. 11mo
marleed @Susanita My last event before the initial Covid lockdown was a book event in a crowded room for Erik Larson and the tagged. He had flown from NYC to Chicago to KC and it was clear he was alarmed. I went home that night wondering if this thing was really real. Less than 24 hours later, I understood his apprehension. …I have mad respect for the research he puts into his books. I learn so much! 11mo
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AmyK1
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It‘s amazing how Erik Larson makes something that should be really boring interesting. There was a lot of detail about submarines in WWI, the captains of both U-20 and the Lusitania, and the effort to get the US into the war. I loved the personal aspects, with quotes and details from survivors and writings/journals from the passengers and crew.

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This was my #doublespin read for August. This book was very good. I did struggle with it at times. I think that has to do with this being my 2nd book about maritime disasters in about 1 month. It was well researched and full of personal details from survivors or recovered personal writings. I am left feeling sorrow that this was allowed to happen and even desired. I won't say further than that. I'll look for more of his works. @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Oh, I have had this one on my TBR for a while. I just haven't had the head space for sad books!! 1y
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Getting ready to start this for my #doublespin selection for August. I've heard all of his books are excellent. Being an ex-sailor, I hope this is as good as many say.

Cheshirecat913 I read The Garden of Beasts and was very impressed. I look forward to reading more of his books. 1y
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KCofKaysville
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If you are into disasters, like the Titanic, you will like it, but it has too many non-essential details. It took forever before it got to the actual torpedo hit and sinking. Learned more about U-boats in the first World War, and how it took two years before Wilson was able to get the USA into the War. Some more overall perspectives and facts could have been included, like how Wilson's second wife later practically led the country. Very good.

KathyWheeler Although I have this book — I love this author — this is one that I haven‘t read yet. 1y
KCofKaysville @KathyWheeler It takes a little effort to get into it, but it's worthwhile. 1y
DarkMina Love Erik Larson‘s books! 1y
KCofKaysville @DarkMina I love them too, but I've only read 4 so far. 1y
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I'm reading this next. I've read his In the Garden of Beasts and Devil in the White City, and he's an author I like. I really enjoy popular history that's well written.

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Now how many more will I get in before the end of the year? 😊📚
#goodreadschallenge

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Enchanted_Bibliophile Thanks for the tag 🌷 2y
Ruthiella Thanks for the tag.😀 2y
TheSpineView Thanks for thinking of me!😘 2y
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Klou Thanks for tagging me ❤ 2y
Kenyazero Thanks for the tag! 2y
TheAromaofBooks ❤ ❤ ❤ 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 💞💞💞 2y
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Really like Erik Larson and hope to read more. I started with The Splendid and the Vile. I love being read to, so the audios of his books are great 👍🏼
Dead Wake is the artfully written history of the last voyage of Lusitania and the sub that destroyed it.

#bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

DarkMina Loved this book. The Splendid and Vile is on my TBR. (edited) 2y
book_em_danno The Devil in the White City is also very good 2y
TheAromaofBooks Oooo this one sound interesting! 2y
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LeslieO I love all his books but my fav is the first one I read. 2y
Eggs @LeslieO Stacked! 2y
Crazeedi @LeslieO @Eggs my favorite of his too, and I've lived them all 2y
Eggs Thanks 🙏🏻 @LeslieO @Crazeedi - I want to read all of them! 2y
Crazeedi @Eggs loved them all, I dont know why every time I go to write love, that live is written instead!! Drives me crazy 2y
LeslieO @Crazeedi @Eggs I know Splendid just came out but I wonder what his next book will be about! 2y
Crazeedi @LeslieO who knows? I'll be excited to see 2y
Eggs @Crazeedi ...it‘s our ‘senior‘ fingers... 2y
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#windsofmarch #sailaway

Day 5: Sail Away

Eggs Great choice—I recently finished this. Larson writes well! 2y
DarkMina @Eggs I agree! 2y
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Twainy
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🎧📚 Chapters flip between life onboard the Lusitania during its final voyage & life on the german submarine U-20 that sank the ocean liner plus chapters involving President Wilson, Churchill, their personal lives & the aftermath.

This is my favorite Erik Larson book to date & I haven‘t heard Scott Brick narrate in forever so that was unexpectedly comforting.

This is a true story told in novel format. Truly heartbreaking! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️👇🏻

Twainy I had only superficial knowledge of this horrific moment in history before reading this book. I was utterly captivated. It was fascinating told in this novel format. Wonderfully researched, narrated & written book. 2y
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I am about to run out of books so I‘m waiting for the library to open while I listen to an audiobook.

Reviewsbylola Nice! Our library just finally opened for browsing last Monday. The cases in our town are getting high again so I‘ll be surprised if they‘re able to stay open long. 😭 2y
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WOW!!! I started with audiobook but quickly realized I needed physical copy to roll along with. To say this was EYE opening is an understatement. You just can‘t make this sh$t up. One thing that blew my mind was a Canadian passenger who didn‘t survive the The Lusitania (most DID not), was then sent home as a corpse and the Ship he was on (I think it was the Hesperian) was torpedoed- what?!! Torpedoed in life and death👇🏽

JanuarieTimewalker13 Eric Larson is THE MAN...what research....stunning....I must say, I never had an opinion of Winston Churchill, but now I have a low opinion of him. How he treated Captain Turner was terrible and he was manipulative and a lying rhymes with “lick”. 2y
rubyslippersreads This book was fascinating! I was also surprised at what I learned about Captain von Trapp from The Sound of Music. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @rubyslippersreads Yes!! I have to revisit that...thank goodness he put an index in this book. I think that‘s a part I listened to. 2y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @rubyslippersreads “So that‘s what war looks like!.....we are like highway men sneaking upon an unsuspecting ship in such a cowardly fashion.” On sinking the Leon Gambetta. (edited) 2y
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TBH this week has been a bit...weird. Myspouse is all riled up about politics, the chief of staff messed up my timecard and I can‘t get it fixed, I dumped half my lunch on my brand new pants. BUT I‘m getting ready to go to in-person book club! Social distancing, masks, and outside. I‘ve missed these ladies.

Pharrell‘s “Happy” always makes me think of summer.

#thoughtfulthursday

Klou Good song choice!! 2y
MoonWitch94 Good song! It‘s been a week, hasn‘t it? I‘m ready to say goodbye to this week lol 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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I only knew passing information about the sinking of the Lusitania so I found this book interesting.
I like Larson‘s way of making non fiction feel like fiction.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I‘m listening to this now, and I was thinking the same thing! 2y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Time for some #audiopuzzle time

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Reagan So good! 3y
Aims42 I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 Hope you do too!! 3y
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quirkyreader
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#MountTBRchallenge Number 43. This book was wonderful. Here is the link to my gr review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1598598113

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Tonescape
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Page-turner

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Kaila-ann
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My first Larson book but certainly not my last. I don‘t know much about WWI but this was a good addition to my knowledge base. Larson writes nonfiction that provides facts in addition to telling a story - the tragedy of the Lusitania and the entrance of America into WWI.

Pictured is the painting “Return of the Mayflower” depicting the US warships sent to patrol British waters after Wilson and America declared war. #nfnov

REPollock I loved his books Thunderstruck and In the Garden of Beasts! 3y
Kaila-ann @REPollock I have 3 more of his on my shelves, I don‘t have In the Garden of Beasts yet tho 🤔. 3y
Reagan He‘s fabulous. In addition to those mentioned about, Devil in the White City and Isaac‘s Storm are both really good. 3y
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Kaila-ann @Reagan-reads I actually have both of those and I‘m thinking they will probably get bumped up the TBR list soon 😊. 3y
Clwojick 6pts 3y
REPollock @Kaila-ann Thunderstruck was my ultimate favorite. I gave it to friends for Christmas that year. 3y
Kaila-ann @REPollock I have that one - I‘ll definitely have to bump that one up the list soon. 3y
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Great audiobook. Larson brings the facts surrounding the sinking of the Lusitania to life. The facts combined with the human element made me care about all the people involved. I found the blame game played by the British Admiralty in the aftermath particularly interesting. If you like history, this book is for you.

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Julsmarshall
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Phenomenal! I am always blown away by Larson‘s ability to bring history to life. He places you in the moment and then pulls back so you can see the fullness of the story with all its layers and perspectives. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Sapphire I bought this in hardcover when I heard him speak at a festival, and still have not gotten to it or finished Devil... I am awful. 3y
sprainedbrain I think this is my favorite of his books, and I‘ve loved everyone I‘ve read. Bonus that the audio is read by the fabulous Scott Brick. ❤️ 3y
Julsmarshall Not awful, @Sapphire 😄 but you may want to move it up your list! 3y
Julsmarshall @sprainedbrain The audio is amazing! 3y
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sprainedbrain I LOVE that audiobook! 3y
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EmilieGR
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Least favorite Erik Larson by far

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EmilieGR
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My least favorite and least memorable of his books

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Arkrayder
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This was a real heart wrenching book. Well researched and written, the author weaves a tragic tale, of small chances and what could have beens, which make this novel so sad. #Lusitania #Queenstown #Irish Sea #U-20

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Currently reading

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KimM
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This is my 3rd or 4th Larson. He never disappoints. He is the absolute best at weaving eye-witness accounts into a cohesive story.

Reviewsbylola I think this is my favorite book of his! 4y
Lcsmcat I‘ve only read one by him, (tagged) and loved it. I‘m looking forward to this one. 4y
sprainedbrain This is my favorite of his (so far). Loved the audio! 4y
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Cinfhen
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Erik Larson is a fabulous chronicler but he needs to learn that sometimes less is more. I really enjoyed the personal passenger stories and the eyewitness accounts were enthralling & heartbreaking. “Ill fated” seems to be the right term for this voyage as several factors may have played a hand in the fatal disaster. I feel blame does not lie with Captain Turner but I do question the culpability of the British Admiralty. #Nonfiction2019 17/25

DrJAdMerricksson I want to read List City of the Monkey God. I love Preston and Child. Individually & together 😻 4y
Amiable You‘re doing great on this challenge! I‘m bogged down with my “something about politics” —a 1,200 page biography of Harry Truman. 4y
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds great! And great job with your card already! 4y
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @Amiable Those huge tomes take awhile, but usually they are worth it. I felt that way reading some of Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s....plus the year is still young, you have plenty of time. 4y
Cinfhen Oh wow @Amiable that‘s a mega chunkster...it could probably count for 3 prompts 😂😂🙌🏻 Lost City was excellent @DrJAdMerricksson I highly recommend reading it. I‘ve really enjoyed all of my picks so far @Riveted_Reader_Melissa Thanks for hosting the challenge 😁💞 4y
Bklover Look at you, Bingo-ing!!! This book is still on my TBR. Waiting for the right time. 🧡🧡 4y
Megabooks You‘re doing great!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4y
Cinfhen It was slow @Bklover and had a lot of added stuff that I didn‘t find particularly interesting or relative to the actual story BUT it was still a really informative and compelling story. When the time is right, i think you‘ll enjoy 😁 4y
Cinfhen Thanks @Megabooks which squares do u have left?? I know what I‘m reading for animals, another country and written by a woman but im not sure about the others 🤷‍♀️Any suggestions!?!? 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen the only ones I don‘t have something picked out history, another country, and science. I‘m starting the trauma cleaner tonight for found on Litsy thanks to you! 👍🏻 What are you using for another country? 4y
Megabooks I‘m using this for movement 4y
Megabooks I used this for uplifting 4y
Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestions @Megabooks I read Shrill but Parkland & Meaty both sound great!!!! I‘m using this one for another country. It was a #kindledeal and @britt_brooke gave it 5 stars!!!!> 4y
Megabooks @Cinfhen that does sound good! Thanks! 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen I definitely want to know what you think about Monsoon Mansion! It‘s a tough story, but the writing is really beautiful. 4y
Cinfhen Hope to get to it soon @britt_brooke will definitely share my thoughts with you ☺️how are your boys feeling?? Everyone over the flu??? 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Yes, thank you! 💚 It took a bit, but we‘re all finally ourselves again. 4y
Cinfhen Glad to hear that😄my son Zach is still not 100% 😩 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Oh no! Hope he feels better soon. 🤞🏻 4y
Cinfhen Thank you!! It‘s been a rough flu season @britt_brooke 😢😢😢 4y
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#AudioFolding Having weekend guests always means EXTRA laundry (3 loads) so I‘ve been busy. Glad to have an audiobook to keep me company. I‘m finding this one a little tedious. I think Erik Larson is a real stickler for details!!! Sheesh, he doesn‘t edit anything out🤣😂🤪

Bklover I have a couple of Erik Larson books on my shelf to read. I‘m fascinated with what I learn from his books, but he definitely tells you every single thing you ever wanted to know about a subject! 4y
Cinfhen Exactly @Bklover and then some extra stuff, just in case!!!! 😂😂😂 4y
Crazeedi I really liked his other books, but this one slogged along, I didn't finish it 4y
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Cinfhen
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#LitsyWalkers #Flag spotted inside a parked bus. Today‘s listen was REALLY BORING 😬I see I‘m only in part 3 and there‘s 11 parts to this audio 😱Hope the story picks up or I might #JumpShip 😉

britt_brooke What speed are you listening on? Speed Scott Brick up a bit, it helps. 4y
Patchshank I'm reading a book by him. I think his writing is just very dry. The information itself is interesting, but he's not the one making it interesting if that makes any sense. 4y
Cinfhen Thanks, I‘ll try @britt_brooke I definitely feel your Hamilton woes 🥴I don‘t think i could handle 30 hours with Mr. Brick 😳 😂 4y
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Cinfhen Ive read 2 others by him and I agree @Patchshank the material is fascinating but it‘s presented somewhat academic / too much information almost!! I did enjoy 4y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I loved Devil in the White City, but this one is my favorite by him! I bailed on Garden of Beasts 😬 4y
Cinfhen Garden of Beasts was for bookclub @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled and while I didn‘t love it, we had such a great discussion that I grew to appreciate the book much more after the fact. 4y
TrishB I have one of them on the pile, can‘t remember which one! 4y
Reviewsbylola This is my favorite Larsson. Stick with it at least a little longer! 🚢 4y
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Cinfhen
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Erik Larson writes such compelling non fiction. I‘m really enjoying this #audiobook 🎧Beginning was a bit dry but now it‘s getting more interesting and I‘m loving all the personal histories. Got in a 50 minute walk before it started to rain 🌧🌧 Found a cool looking #Fence #LitsyWalkers @kaye

Librarybelle He‘s such a good storyteller...one of my big recommendations for narrative nonfiction writers 4y
Mdargusch This book fascinated me and I have liked all of his books that I‘ve read. I finished pondering the question- could this have been avoided? And why did the powers to be let it happen? So tragic. 4y
Kaye Great job. I keep meaning to read this. Just haven‘t gotten to it yet. 4y
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Bklover This has been on my shelf since it came out in paperback. 4y
britt_brooke This is a great read. I listened to the audio, too, even though Scott Brick‘s narration annoys the shit out of me. Something about his voice makes me angry. 4y
Cinfhen It‘s funny you say that @britt_brooke bc I mentioned in my first post that the narrator ( Scott Brick) has the most annoying voice...I feel like punching him in the face!!! It‘s like his tone indicates smugness, boredom and a mix of superiority 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4y
WanderingBookaneer This is not my favorite of his work, but it was fascinating. 4y
Cinfhen I‘m a little bored 😐 @WanderingBookaneer I thought I was further along...I think if I was reading I might bail but on audio I kind of tune in & out (edited) 4y
britt_brooke @Cinfhen Dang, I missed that post, but that‘s EXACTLY it! 🎯 I want to listen to Hamilton on audio, but he‘s the narrator so I keep putting it off because it‘s 30+ hours. I just don‘t know if I can deal with him. #booknerdproblems 4y
WanderingBookaneer @britt_brooke : I listened to the Hamilton audio. I did an hour a day at 2x speed. It was not bad. 4y
britt_brooke @WanderingBookaneer Oh good! I‘ll give it try at some point. Speeding him up definitely helps. 4y
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Cinfhen
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#LitsyWalkers Another loop around the neighborhood. Dropped off a few books to a friend who‘s leaving on holiday
Started a new #audiobook 🎧I think I might prefer female narrators but still subject matter is really interesting. I‘m sharing a photo of Car2Go. It‘s an app where u can borrow a #car, which are located throughout the neighborhood in designated parking spots. I believe your given a code to unlock the car & find key.

Jee_HookedOnBookz I like the car2go idea! 4y
MicheleinPhilly We have that here. It‘s called Zip Car. I think it‘s a genius idea because who wants to own a car in a city? 4y
Cinfhen I‘ve seen zip car @MicheleinPhilly it is a good idea @Jee_HookedOnBookz They have it for bikes and electric scooters too!! 🚲🛴 4y
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LeahBergen We have Car2Go here, too. 👍🏻 4y
TrishB We have it for bikes 👍🏻 4y
BarbaraBB We have Car2Go here too ☝️ 4y
Kaye 🌟 4y
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Lizpixie
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Had a great start to #NonFiction2019 I‘ve always loved non-fiction but can find it hard to get through at times. I think it‘s because my brain gets overloaded with facts & trivia. Five in a month is an awesome number for me, hopefully I can keep up the momentum! #trivialpursuit #factsorfiction

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Truly a great job, I usually only average one or two a month. 4y
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Reviewsbylola
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A #reread for me, this is the story behind the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI.

Many of the personal stories struck me—the woman giving birth in the sea especially. Was the captain to blame for the sinking? Were the British guilty of a conspiracy in order to force the US to enter the war?

#attheendoftheday, the responsibility ultimately lies with the German military. #musicalnewyear

Susanita I liked the part about President Wilson being so agitated he left the White House and went for a walk! 4y
vivastory I've been meaning to read this one 4y
Mdargusch Those conspiracy theories were interesting. 4y
Cinfhen Still need to read this one!! 4y
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Reviewsbylola
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#audiobaking and #audiocleaning today with Dead Wake. It‘s a reread for me luckily, because I find all the information difficult to process when I‘m distracted.

I made a spinach quiche with @Meredith3 ‘s fresh eggs from her chickens. I make this a few times a month because it‘s nice to have in the fridge for breakfast or a quick meal.

jhod Looks delicious! 4y
Samplergal Oh looks wonderful. I made one a few weeks ago. I‘m going to make one this week! Thanks for reminding me. 4y
kspenmoll Looks so yummy! 4y
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JustJill1963 I love quiche! 4y
Patchshank Looks really good! 🍽️😋 4y
Megabooks I love quiche! Looks great! 4y
Christine 😋!! 4y
batsy Yum! 4y
emilyhaldi Youre quite the chef these days! 4y
Cinfhen I was thinking of making quiche today for my family even though I stopped eating dairy almost a year ago!! Well, almost stopped because I still eat milk chocolate... I can‘t give that up!!! 4y
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kyraleseberg
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A fascinating look at the sinking of the Lusitania with shocking information about a British intelligence agency that tracked the u-boat responsible. I learned basic information in school about this event and was honestly surprised to learn the political intrigue surrounding the sinking.

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Tamra
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The level of detail in the beginning made it a bit slow, but I appreciated the effort of all the research. The abstraction the human mind is capable of to commit acts like torpedoing passenger ships (which was unprecedented) is always boggling.

sprainedbrain And Scott Brick! I just love his narration. ❤️ 4y
Tamra @sprainedbrain he was very good! 4y
Kaye NF 🌟 4y
Lauren_reading Loved this on audio 4y
Reviewsbylola I could not put this one down! 4y
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Tamra
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Not really fancying a cruise at the moment. 😧

MicheleinPhilly I‘ve never fancied a cruise and nowadays with the seemingly daily, “This cruise ship was full of cooties” stories I don‘t see that changing. 4y
CampbellTaraL @MicheleinPhilly Agreed! A hard "nope" on that idea. ? 4y
Amiable @MicheleinPhilly @taraWritesSci My husband and I have taken a few river cruises in Europe--those are definitely the way to go. Only about 125 people on board (the Viking River Cruises, anyway). We loved them. Less people =less chance of cooties. We also tried an ocean cruise in the Mediterranean just to see what it's like on the big ships, but we were not fans of that at all. Too many people. 4y
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Tamra @Amiable @MicheleinPhilly @taraWritesSci I‘ve never had a desire to begin with and definitely not considering cooties & too many people. A crowd is not my idea of fun. 😆 4y
Kaye NF ⭐️ 4y
emtobiasz This audiobook was so wonderful— although, even knowing what happened on the Lusitania going in, I was still really struck by how sudden the tragedy seemed. 4y
Tertubotn I‘m looking for a good audiobook to take on a long, boring flight. Will look for this one, thank you! 4y
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kyraleseberg
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Started the morning with a total #blameitonLitsy pick from the library!

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Lizpixie
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#NonFiction2019 I almost forgot about my non-fiction bingo card! Dead Wake is appropriate for a few of the squares(Somethjng With History, Something With Travel)but I‘ve gone with #SomethingAboutSurvival That anyone survived the sinking is miraculous, the chaos onboard, inexperienced crew, cold water & slow rescue all caused so many needless deaths, so the fact there was over 750 survivors is amazing. #WarIsHell

Riveted_Reader_Melissa Sounds like a great book! This challenge is adding so many more great books to my TBR list! 4y
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Lizpixie
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#FirstBookOf2019 is done!🎉 What a fantastic book. Erik Larson is a master storyteller, without using glossy pictures or diagrams, he takes what could‘ve been dry facts and turned it into one of the most interesting & enthralling reads I‘ve had the pleasure of coming across in awhile.🚢Highly recommended 5⭐️ Can‘t wait to get my copy of his The Devil In The White City.

Mdargusch I loved this book too! 4y
GlassAsDiamonds Devil in the White City is brilliant, worth a wait/ effort! 😊 4y
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Lizpixie
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If this is true, Churchill‘s reputation as a great man was sorely misplaced. I understand that war is hell and that an atmosphere of “the ends justifies the means” is prevalent, but this deliberate endangering of civilian lives, many of whom babies & toddlers, is just disgusting. Shame on you Winston.

Graywacke Oh dear - don‘t read a biography, you‘ll be horrified. (I like to imagine he was the right person at the right time, but I‘m not sure anyone thinks he was ever really a good person) 4y
TrishB He was not a good person pre-war. He was a war leader, end of. 4y
rubyslippersreads This shocked me, and so did the bit about Captain von Trapp 🙁 4y
Sarah24 The more I learn about Churchill the more conflicted I am to what extent of a hero he actually was. He had strong imperialistic tendencies and his political opinions/decisions (opposition to female suffrage and carpet bombing) were shocking! However, he was important to Britain during and post WW2. It's a toughy! 4y
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