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History, romance, action. This is the final voyage of the Lusitania, the world's fastest luxury liner torpedoed by a German U-boat in the first year of the Great War. The story is told above and below decks, in the capitals and battlefields of Europe. We meet world leaders, the swank Broadway party set on shipboard, and the relentless submarine crew who fired the torpedo ...more
Kindle Edition, 334 pages
Published September 26th 2017 by Mango (first published March 20th 2011)
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Laura
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audio
I received this book for free. I am voluntarily leaving this review and all opinions expressed herein are my own.

This is a fictionalized historical recounting of the last voyage of the Lusitania around the time of the World War. The book shifts perspectives between the passengers on the ship, the German U-boat - which sank the ship, the White House [the President], and England [the Prime Minister]. All of the perspectives were interesting as it gave you more insight into the events which ultimat
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Paul Anderson
May 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lusitania Lost by Leonard Carpenter (Mango, September 2017) is an intriguing spy novel, a love story, a history lesson, and a fast-paced thriller with believable characters, many of them real personages, all rolled into one.
Carpenter includes a helpful Who’s Who at the end of the book and a brief historical overview. You’ll be surprised how many characters you believed to be living and breathing persons who turn out to be figments of the author’s fertile imagination. The fact that you couldn’t
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Joshua Finch
Nov 20, 2020 rated it liked it
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Emmy
May 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: audiobook
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Egads. This was the most boring book and made worse by the narrator. Who knew this was possible?
I’ve been on a historical fiction streak. When I came across this, I thought it would gleam some insight or factual information about this time period, since the namesake was synonymous with the pivotal point when the US entered the War.
Instead, the characters and world building were weak, meek, and bleak.
I ‘listened’ to this as background noise. Several times. And not once did I perk up
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Mark Hawes
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great Story of Important Historical Event

Great story of several of the passengers on the Lusitania. Captures the feeling of the time of early World War I and how it was like to be one of the grandest ocean liners of the time. You almost don't want it to end particularly in the way that it does but it is historically accurate except for something that seems somewhat fantastical but will let the reader decide.
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Leonard Paul Carpenter (born 1948) is an American technical writer and author of fantasy, historical and futurist fiction. He began by selling horror/fantasy tales and Conan the Barbarian sequels, eleven novels totaling a million words. This is more of the Conan saga than any other author living or dead, including Conan's inspired creator Robert E. Howard in the 1930's. Now Carpenter breaks out of ...more

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