The next meeting of BookSpeak will be Wednesday, June 24th, at 10:00 am at the Historic Keith House, 1900 S. Prairie Avenue.
From the bestselling author and master of narrative nonfiction comes the enthralling story of the sinking of the Lusitania… 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. The passengers were surprisingly at ease, even though Germany had declared the seas around Britain to be a war zone. 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.
BookSpeak is PDNA’s free monthly book discussion forum and reading group dedicated to quality books, good people and great conversations. Our members read and discuss fiction books, non fiction books, short stories and poetry.
We feature discussion forums for talking about religion, politics, science, philosophy, current events and more and whenever possible we host live author chats.
Email Rosemary Garrett to join BookSpeak or for more information on our monthly book discussion group.
Next Book Selection
July 29, 2015
Open Items and To Dos: PDNA to review and revise as needed