Catriona's War - Jean Grainger - A Short Summary and Review

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing Of The Lusitania - Erik Larson - A Short Summary & Review

A short summary of the book Dead Wake:

The events leading to the sinking of the Lusitania and the United States' entry into WWI

My favorite quote from the book:

"If you were saved it is because you have still something to do in this world."
(written by Mary Cassatt to her friend and Lusitania survivor Theodate Pope Riddle)



Questions I pondered while reading Dead Wake:

Can any argument really be worth 15 million deaths (WWI total)?

Why do we develop weapons like these?

My thoughts about Dead Wake:

Remember the 1,198 who died.

War is so dumb.

Why is collateral damage deemed acceptable?


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