Sequim Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce

2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group

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Name: 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group
Date: February 9, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM PST
Event Description:
Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson On May 1, 1915, with WWI entering its tenth month, a luxury ocean liner as richly appointed as an English country house sailed out of New York, bound for Liverpool, carrying a record number of children and infants. For months, German U-boats had brought terror to the North Atlantic. But the Lusitania was one of the era’s great transatlantic “Greyhounds”–the fastest liner then in service–and her captain, William Thomas Turner, placed tremendous faith in the gentlemanly strictures of warfare that for a century had kept civilian ships safe from attack. Germany, however, was determined to change the rules of the game, and Walther Schwieger, the captain of Unterseeboot-20, was happy to oblige. Meanwhile, an ultra-secret British intelligence unit tracked Schwieger’s U-boat, but told no one. As U-20 and the Lusitania made their way toward Liverpool, an array of forces all converged to produce one of the great disasters of history. The 2nd Saturday Book Discussion Group brings great, fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary books to life, exploring those shared lives together in a round table setting. Discussions take place the second Saturday of every month at 3pm. Participation is free, and no registration is required.
Location:
Sequim Branch Library 630 N. Sequim Ave.
Date/Time Information:
2/9/2019 3pm
Contact Information:
360-683-1161
Fees/Admission:
free
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