Q&A with Erik Larson

Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the state of world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking… read more

Erik Larson talked about his book, Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, about the state of world politics surrounding the 1915 sinking of the Lusitania. He spoke about the departure and eventual sinking of the ship, focusing on the personal stories of those involved, including the captains of the Lusitania and the German U-Boat, Woodrow Wilson, Winston Churchill, and a number of the passengers on board. The Lusitania set sail from New York on May 1, 1915, with over 2000 passengers and crew on board. On May 7, the ship was hit by a German U-Boat’s torpedo and sank off the coast of Ireland. Out of the almost 1200 people who died in the sinking, 128 of them were Americans. close

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 29, 2015 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 28, 2015 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 29, 2015 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 29, 2015 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
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  • Mar 29, 2015 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 30, 2015 | 5:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Mar 30, 2015 | 5:57am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 28, 2015 | 7:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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