Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

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Dead Wake
Cover of Dead Wake
AuthorErik Larson
CountryUnited States
GenreHistory; Non-Fiction
PublisherCrown Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint, hardcover and paperback

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania is a 2015 New York Times non-fiction bestseller written by author Erik Larson.[1] The book looks at the sinking of Lusitania during World War I and the events surrounding the sinking.[2]


The book was named Book of the Year in the History Category by World Magazine.[3] It won the Goodreads Choice Award for History & Biography in 2015.[4]


According to Amazon, Dead Wake was one of the 10 bestselling books of 2015.[5]


  1. ^ "The New York Times Best Sellers". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. April 5, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  2. ^ "Dead Wake". Erik Larson. Erik Larson. 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015.
  3. ^ "WORLD - Mmmm four books of the year - Marvin Olasky - June 27, 2015". WORLD.
  4. ^ "The 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards".
  5. ^ Todd Leopold, CNN (9 December 2015). "Amazon names best-selling book of 2015 -". CNN.

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