Brooklyn By the Book presents Erik Larson
March 29, 2016, 7:30 PM
Erik Larson’s Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania is a provocative and deeply researched take on the sinking by German torpedo of an ocean liner that was the epitome of Edwardian technology and luxury. Larson, whose many other histories include The Devil in the White City, weaves together letters and diaries with historical records from the shipping industry and the German and British navies in an effort not just to explain how and why the Lusitania was sunk but to humanize one of the most notorious disasters of the twentieth century. In conversation with Evan Ratliff.
This program takes place at the Brooklyn Public Library's Dweck Auditorium. Free with RSVP.
Brooklyn By the Book is a collaboration between Brooklyn Public Library, Community Bookstore and Congregation Beth Elohim.