Readings & Spoken Word

Contemporary Book Discussion: Dead Wake: the Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson

When: Tue., Aug. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. 2016

On May 1, 1915, a luxury ocean liner 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. Full of glamour and suspense, Dead Wake brings to life a cast of evocative characters, from famed Boston bookseller Charles Lauriat to pioneering female architect Theodate Pope to President Woodrow Wilson.