FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1915 - 2:26 P.M.

S.O.S. from Lusitania "Please come with all haste"

Erik Larson's books breathe life into long-ago moments to thrilling effect.

"Dead Wake," centers on the Lusitania, the doomed ocean liner that now lies 300 feet under water, 11 miles off the coast of Ireland. Larson brings readers back to ship's final voyage, as it sailed from New York to Liverpool in May 1915.  With less than day to its destination, the Lusitania was torpedoed by a German submarine.  It sank in less than 18 minutes.

Larson joined MPR's Kerri Miller at the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to discuss the Lusitania's last moments, and the rampant fascination with doomed ships.  Below are some excerpts.



Created by Anne Curran on Sep 24th, 2018 @ 2:17 PM.
Updated on Sep 26th, 2018 @ 3:07 PM.