"One of the many wonderful things about Erik Larson's gripping, superbly well-researched retelling of the story is the way he ratchets up the tension as the doomed ship speeds towards the inevitable. Though you know it's going to happen, you keep praying that it won't, right up until the moment when the torpedo strikes. You feel this way because Larson makes you care...Thanks to Larson's vivid narrative, you are there with those passengers in the thick of it. It may have happened 100 years ago, but this masterpiece made it feel like yesterday." -- James Delingpole MAIL ON SUNDAY "A fascinating, well-researched read." Kate Atkinson "With practised skill Larson confronts the emotional pathos of wartime tragedy." -- Iain Finlayson THE TIMES "Vivid...Larson tells his story well." -- Andrew Holgate SUNDAY TIMES "Larson's irresistibly pacey narrative moves between the various scenes of action, conjuring them up in vivid detail...the sources are remarkable...[his] detailed conversational endnotes are an added bonus." -- Lucy Moore LITERARY REVIEWRezension:
"A fascinating, well-researched read." Kate Atkinson
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Buchbeschreibung Transworld Publ. Ltd UK Mrz 2015, 2015. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 233x153x38 mm. Neuware - On 1 May 1915, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool. The passengers - including a record number of children and infants - were anxious. Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. For months, its submarines had brought terror to the North Atlantic. 430 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9780857521828