Book Cover Image. Title: Dead Wake:  The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, Author: Erik Larson
With The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts, Erik Larson proved himself a master of narrative nonfiction. In his new book, he turns his attention to the second-most famous nautical disaster of the 20th century: the torpedoing of the luxury liner Lusitania by a German U-boat in 1915.