Book Discussion: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania Lead by George N. Vourlojianis, Ph.D.
An event's anniversary or commemoration is the best time for authors to research and publish on a subject. Taking advantage of the First World War's centennial, Erik Larson has written on one of its most horrific and shocking events. Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania adds new descriptions and dimensions to the existing literature of the ship's intentional and unfathomable sinking by a German submarine and the loss of over 1100 men, women and children. With vivid descriptions and a flowing readable style Larson brings to life the last voyage of the Lusitania. Dr. George Vourlojianis will lead a discussion underlining the miscalculations, misunderstandings and mistakes which created the perfect storm of circumstances that led to one of the twentieth centuries most iconic tragedies. After presenting American history classes at Lorain County Community College for 25 years in George Vourlojianis retired and was honored with the title Professor Emeritus in 2015. He continues to present military history classes at John Carroll University in Cleveland. He is the author of two books on Ohio's military history and is the recipient of four distinguished teaching awards.