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Non-Fiction Book Group

January 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We will be discussing Erik Larsen’s Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania: “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, mystery, and real-life suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope Riddle to President 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 that helped place America on the road to war.” Ages 18+.


January 21, 2016
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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Portsmouth Public Library
1220 Gallia Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662 United States
(740) 354-5688