HUSH Podcast #86 – Dead Wake

HUSH Dead WakeJulie Nelson thinks everyone should read Dead Wake: the last crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.

Listen in on the discussion in this episode of HUSH to see if hosts Thad Hartman and Lissa Staley agree.

In this new series of You Made Me Read It! episodes, each podcast guest challenges the hosts with a book recommendation and – hopefully – everyone discovers great new reads!

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The last crossing of the Lusitania. It is a story that many of us think we know but don’t, and Erik Larson tells it thrillingly, switching between hunter and hunted while painting a larger portrait of America at the height of the Progressive Era. 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, a man lost to grief, dreading the widening war but also captivated by the prospect of new love.

Show Notes – Dead Wake

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Coming up in three weeks, on the next episode of You Made Me Read It! – Tara Dimick recommends Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. Subscribe via iTunes or check back after March 22.

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Interested in hearing more like this? Check out some of our other popular episodes including Books into Movies, Best Books of 2015Kansas Notable Books, and interviews with regional authors including Angela Cervantes, James Young and Sandra Moran.

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Lissa Staley

Lissa Staley helps people use the library. She is a Book Evangelist, Health Information Librarian, Trivia Emcee, Classics Made Modern book group leader, NaNoWriMo Municipal Liaison, Community Novel Project leader, HUSH podcaster, and frequent library customer. She reads a new book every few days, but recently enjoyed Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley.