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1 Preston, Diana Wilful Murder - The Sinking of the Lusitania
London Doubleday 2002 0385601735 / 9780385601733 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. xii + 532 pages. Diagram of the Lusitania endpapers. 76 photographs and numerous illustrations in the text. On 7 May 1915, the Lusitania, a passenger ship crossing the Atlantic sank with the loss of 1,200 lives - on board were some world famous figures including the multimillionaire Alfred Vanderbilt - she had been torpedoed by a German U-Boat. The book is the compelling story of its sinking, and the first book to look at the events in their full historical context. Using first hand accounts of the tragedy, the author brings the characters to life, recreating the splendour of the Cunard luxury liner as she set sail from New York and the horror of her final moments. Using British, American and German research, Diana Preston answers many of the unsolved, controversial questions surrounding the Lusitania: why didn't Cunard listen to warnings that the ship would be a target of the Germans? Was the ship sacrificed to bring the Americans into the war? What was really in the Lusitania's hold? Was the verdict of wilful murder, from the inquest held the day after the sinking, justified? Did the Kaiser's decision to cease unrestricted U-boat warfare in response to international outrage change the outcome of the First World War? **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.03 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH WILL REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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