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The Resource The day the world was shocked : the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I, John Protasio

The day the world was shocked : the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I, John Protasio

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The day the world was shocked : the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I
Title
The day the world was shocked
Title remainder
the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I
Statement of responsibility
John Protasio
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
By far the most controversial sinking during the First World War was that of the Lusitania. As opposed to the loss of the Titanic several years earlier, which could be attributed to nature, the destruction of the passenger-liner Lusitania came at the hands of a German U-boat, one of many which infested the Atlantic at the time seeking destruction. Over 1,200 people perished in this attack, including citizens from the then neutral United States of America. Although America did not declare war over this incident, the repulsion over needless loss of life put the country in psychological terms on an inexorable path toward intervention in Europe. Many questions, however, rage to this day. Was the liner armed? Did she carry contraband (munitions) in a secret effort to aid the Allies? Did the Germans set out from the start to sink this ship? Was the Lusitania deliberately allowed to be sunk (by the supposedly protective Royal Navy) in order to draw the United States into the war? This book answers these and other questions surrounding this emotionally charged sinking. It traces the story from the time of the vessel's construction to her demise, while providing a real-time look at the chaos on board once German torpedoes had shattered the ship. And what of the U-boat commander, who may either have made the greatest mistake in history, or had just been performing his duty? This account deals with the diplomatic repercussions of the sinking while at the same time examines the human side of the story. John Protasio, author of three previous books on maritime disasters, has here provided an expert account and analysis of the sinking that swayed a nation-in fact, the world-into a new era, as the United States finally found that it could no longer hide behind its oceans, and instead felt compelled to assert itself as a global power
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E7B
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Protasio, John
Dewey number
940.4514
Index
no index present
LC call number
D592.L8
LC item number
P76 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Lusitania (Steamship)
  • HISTORY / Military / World War I
  • Disasters
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The day the world was shocked : the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I, John Protasio
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Foreword -- “. . . Do So At Their Own Risk� -- Rivalry on the Atlantic -- The Luxury Liner/Auxiliary Cruiser -- The Great Naval Race -- Armageddon -- A “Lauriat Crossing� -- Old Head of Kinsale -- Eighteen Lethal Minutes -- The Struggle in the Water -- The World Reacts -- The Formal Hearings -- Charges And Counter-Charges -- Strict Accountability -- Toward War -- Afterward -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Selected Sources
Control code
754718361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283259170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b10eb653-d31b-4559-a1ed-1931bf0a31fe
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754718361
Label
The day the world was shocked : the Lusitania disaster and its influence on the course of World War I, John Protasio
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents -- Foreword -- “. . . Do So At Their Own Risk� -- Rivalry on the Atlantic -- The Luxury Liner/Auxiliary Cruiser -- The Great Naval Race -- Armageddon -- A “Lauriat Crossing� -- Old Head of Kinsale -- Eighteen Lethal Minutes -- The Struggle in the Water -- The World Reacts -- The Formal Hearings -- Charges And Counter-Charges -- Strict Accountability -- Toward War -- Afterward -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- Selected Sources
Control code
754718361
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283259170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b10eb653-d31b-4559-a1ed-1931bf0a31fe
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)754718361

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